The colours of Matisse.

This is a painting that Henri Matisse made in 1947 and it’s called Red Interior, Still Life on a Blue Table.

One of my most favourite paintings ever — it is so very beautiful, so soothing to my soul. Very few painters know how to bring colours to life like Matisse does. Colours and shapes of things. He can make a table look like it’s a living thing, as if it’s not a table but a pet in your house.

In his own words:

I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.”

Red Interior, Still Life on a Blue Table, 1947. Henri Matisse.

June 20, 2022