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Matisse Collioure Open Window

Many of us love to see boats in a harbour out of an open window, but Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was the first to see such a view like this.

In the first decade of the 20th century, Matisse holidayed in the then unknown and unspoilt Catalan fishing village of Collioure.

It inspired him, and many others who followed including André Derain, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and James Dickson Innes.

When his Collioure paintings were first exhibited in 1905/6, critics were shocked, and artists inspired to join the short lived Fauvist ('wild beasts') movement that, influenced by Vincent Van Gogh, typically used broad brush strokes and brash colours.

Today, it makes for a wonderfully evocative scarf beautifully printed on the finest quality Chinese silk near Lake Como on the Ancient Silk Road.

The image frame is a Weston Euphorbia Fluorite. 

The image has been made available by courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

It is exclusively available from Liberty London, and on this website.

  • 68 x 68 cms (27" x 27")
  • 100% pure silk
  • Printed in Italy near Lake Como
  • Dry clean only
1 in stock
£75.00 (175.00)

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