Deux femmes dans un paysage

Matisse has presented a painting completely unrestrained by line. The women, the trees, the grass are all distinguished by bright patches of color. The patches of color swell and taper and show the directionality of Matisse’s hand. This bold use of color was developed during Matisse’s Fauvist period and continued to be a central practice throughout his artistic career.

Original Medium: Oil on canvas

Original Size: 18 1/8 x 15 in.

Date: 1921

Location: Yale University Art Gallery