Henri Matisse My Armchair Analysis

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Register to read the introduction…The name of the painting adduce to the allegation by Henri Matisse: What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter, an art which could be for every mental worker, for the businessman as well as the man of letters, for example, a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.1 What is being suggested on hand is not a visual percept. What Matisse is trying to express is an art of retinal sophistication and visual effortlessness that is juxtaposed and well removed from Futurist vehemence and Cubist structures. Matisse’ s art of pure enduring presence of flatness underneath and above the most vivid illusion of three-dimensional space – balance, tint, pictorial equilibrium and homogenous connections - all of which are considered and employed like artistic constituents of his clear masterpieces. Subsequently, Matisse’s brilliant art has definite aesthetic characteristics: shapes are…show more content…
The artwork comprises a ‘suspended’ parade of private objects in a personal environment with ‘floating’ aptitudes and figurative positions that evoke the spatial set of ‘blue screen’ technology. There are countless representations of painters in their workspace, frequently melancholic self-portraits before an easel, but here Whiteley is away and his manifestation is perceived more than observed – like the scent of a man who has just passed by. The studio heart emits unintentional warmth and owns the consumed coziness of preferred pantofle. It is a room that is not designed for a sales catalog nor organized for receiving
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