The Best Artwork by Henri Matisse

A list of Henri Matisse artwork, including all notable Henri Matisse paintings, sculptures and other works of art, with photos when available. These popular Henri Matisse pieces are sorted alphabetically by the title of the work of art. These are some of Henri Matisse's most famous art pieces, so if you're wondering what art was made by Henri Matisse and how many major pieces of art Henri Matisse made then this list is a great resource. If you want to know more about these pieces of renowned Henri Matisse artwork, then click on their names for additional information.

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    Assiette de fruits (Fruit Dish)

    Assiette de fruits (Fruit Dish)
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    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • The Dessert: Harmony in Red is a painting by French artist Henri Matisse, from 1908. It is considered by some critics to be Matisse's masterpiece. This Fauvist painting follows the example set by Impressionism with the overall lack of a central focal point. The painting was ordered as "Harmony in Blue," but Matisse was dissatisfied with the result, and so he painted it over with his preferred red. It is in the permanent collection of the Hermitage Museum.
    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The Dance II

    The Dance II
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    The Dance II by Henri Matisse is a triptych mural in the Barnes Foundation. It was created in 1932 at the request of Albert C. Barnes after he met Matisse in the United States. Barnes was an art enthusiast and long-time collector of Matisse's works, and agreed to pay Matisse a total of $30,000 for the mural, which was expected to take a year. The mural was to be placed above three arches spanning the windows of the main hall of Barnes' gallery. In Nice, France, Matisse executed the mural on canvas provided by Barnes, as opposed to working on site. This was an unusual approach for such a work, but the patron had offered him complete artistic freedom, and working onsite would in any event have been impractical. For Matisse, the project proved to be beset with difficulties, and would end up taking him two years, leaving him physically and emotionally drained. He was also profoundly disappointed to be told on installation that Barnes had no intention of exhibiting the work to the public. Nevertheless, Matisse was delighted with the work itself.
    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • Portrait of Mme Matisse
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    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • The Music Lesson
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    "The Music Lesson" (1917) is a painting by French artist Henri Matisse.
    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    La Blouse Roumaine

    La Blouse Roumaine
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    La Blouse Roumaine is an oil-on-canvas painting by Henri Matisse from 1940. It measures 92 × 73 cm and is held at the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris. The inspiration for the painting seems to have been Elvira Popescu, Elena Văcărescu, Anna de Noailles and Marthe Bibesco.
    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Art Form: Painting
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