Bowl of Apples on a Table

This simple painting show’s Matisse’s skill at distilling of detail and line to their simplest form. The round table has been flattened against the solid turquoise background in an almost distorted composition. The deconstruction and flat patches of color give ‘Bowl of Apples on a Table  a solid, Cubist-inspired presence.’ (Chrysler museum of Art)

Original Medium: oil on canvas

Original Size: 45 1/4 x 35 1/4 in.

Date: 1916

Location: Chrysler Museum of Art