Matisse, Henri (1869-1954) - 1911 Red Fish (Pushkin Museum)

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    1. budderflyman 63 months ago | reply

      Interesting, one of my early digitally manipulated pieces is entitled "Red FIsh", and I had never seen this before. Mine is better, and less expensive.

    2. Janet Fountain 56 months ago | reply

      The red fish glow. This bright hue set among less saturated colours has always attracted me.

      The glass vessel containing water is logical, but appears crazy. Multiple dimensions appear. It is part of a game this painting offers. To multiply the visual fun, the artist draws the table top into it. The wing of the green chair and the leg of the table are also part of the visual antics.

      When the artist laid in those brush strokes, they too would have seemed crazy to his contemporaries. Today we appreciate artists with the discipline to leave body language and intention visible in their paint.

      I love the restraint in colour. The sophisticated oriental taste appeals to me, in the presentation of one gloriously bright colour among submissive ones. Those quiet colours surrounding the fish have elusive names and the sensation for my memory is just as elusive.

      I like returning to these red fish. For me they are a joy.

    3. RasMarley 56 months ago | reply

      Your description of the painting is excellent. My favorite 20th century painters are Picasso, Dali, Chagall and Matisse. What do you think of Chagall?

    4. Janet Fountain 56 months ago | reply

      Chagall created some very original and thoughtful paintings.
      I wish he had painted more of them.

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