Ballet Dancer Seated on a Stool

Matisse arranged the color in this work with skill and delicacy comparable to the composition of musical harmonies. The dancer immediately draws the viewer’s eye with her brightly-colored green and pink costume emphatically energized by the cool blue monotone backdrop.

Original Medium: Oil on canvas

Original Size: 32 1/8 x 23 7/8 in.

Date: 1927

Location: Baltimore Museum of Art