Prevailing color of this fine art print is blue and its shape is long. Original size is .Henri Matisse (1869-1952).
During his long artistic career, he went through perhaps all the major art movements - from Impressionism
to Abstractionism. In his early period, he used the elemental composition of the Impressionists, but with a certain formal structure. Arab art influenced him, which he encountered on his travels to Morocco and Algeria (decorativeness of Arab ceramics, richness of detail in tapestries). In his second era, he started to use abstract lines and contrast between the mass of a body and the flat background in his portraits and nudes. Among his famous works are Dance
- a beautiful symphony in three symbolic colors (blue - sky, green - earth, red - dance), with a strong expressiveness. Although the abstractly conceived girls dance around the centre, the audience perceives their desire to leave the image. The picture is reminiscent of a dream. Another piece is A Nude from the cycle Blue Nudes
. Figures in the paintings are conceived as sculptures - Mattise achieved great expressiveness through excellent distribution of mass in the image and clarity of the image. He proved to his audience that, despite the great frugality of the means of expression, one can achieve excellent results even with something as sensitive as the female nude.