Matisse Dance


Dance ( La Danse ) refers to either of two related paintings made by Henri Matisse between 1909 and 1910. The first, preliminary version is Matisse's study for the second version. The composition or arrangement of dancing figures is reminiscent of Blake 's watercolour "Oberon, Titania and Puck with fairies dancing" from 1786. [1]

Here, the figure at the left moves purposefully; the strength of her body is emphasized by the sweeping unbroken contour from her rear foot up to her breast. The other dancers seem so light they nearly float. The woman at the far right is barely sketched in, her foot dissolving in runny paint as she reels backward. The arm of the dancer to her left literally stretches as it reaches toward the leader's hand, where momentum has broken the circle. The dancers' speed is barely contained by the edges of the canvas.

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Dance La Danse is a painting made by Henri Matisse in 1910 at the request of Russian businessman and art collector Sergei Shchukin who bequeathed the large decorative panel to the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg Russia

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Der Tanz La Danse ist ein Gemälde von Henri Matisse Matisse malte zwei Versionen vom Tanz Die erste Fassung des Bildes von 1909 ist heute im Museum of Modern Art ausgestellt

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The pair of panels known as The Dance and Music also in the Hermitage are amongst Matisses most important  and most famous  works of the period 1908 to 1913

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A monumental image of joy and energy Dance is also strikingly daring Matisse made the painting while preparing a decorative commission for the Moscow collector Sergei Shchukin whose final version of the scene Dance II was shown in Paris in 1910

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Matisses Dance II 1910 Here is a tip to improve your perception No need to know the whole of art history Just memorize the details of one or two really important works like the Mona Lisa and Velazquezs Las Meninas each repeatedly used in the novel compositions of later artists

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There are two versions of The Dance the first painted in March of 1909 is the study for the second one completed in 1910 The large work painted along the lines of William Blakes painting Oberon Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing was painted along with its companion piece Music which depicts nudes playing music in a similar

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