Henri Matisse. Goldfish and Palette. Paris, quai Saint-Michel, fall 1914

Henri Matisse Goldfish and Palette Paris, quai Saint-Michel, fall 1914

  • Not on view

Matisse described the abstract zone at the right of this composition as containing "a person who has a palette in his hand and who is observing." Most likely, it is the artist himself. The surrealist poet André Breton said of the painting, "I believe Matisse's genius is here . . . nowhere has Matisse put so much of himself as in this picture."

Gallery label from 2006
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
57 3/4 x 44 1/4" (146.5 x 112.4 cm)
Credit
Gift and bequest of Florene M. Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx
Object number
507.1964
Copyright
© 2018 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture