December 6, 2014

Shorts: Henri Matisse, "Harmony in Red"

Title: The Dessert: Harmony in Red (aka The Red Room in Russia)
Artist: Henri Matisse
Date: 1908-1909
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 180 x 246 cm (5'11" x 8'1" ft)
Gallery: The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

"A painting comprises of overall harmony: Any superfluous detail would steal, in the mind of the spectator, the place of another detail that is essential..." -Henri Matisse, Remarks on Painting*