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The Pink Tablecloth

© succession H. Matisse/DACS 2019. Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

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Knowing that life could be difficult, stressful and sad, Matisse wanted his paintings to be a source of comfort and joy. By simplifying the shapes of the objects in his paintings, by heightening the colours and playing shapes and colours off against each other, he produced works that are full of seductive harmonies and compelling disharmonies. But there can also be something quite startling, even shocking in his paintings.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum


Date

c.1924–1925

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 60.3 x W 81 cm

Accession number

2402

Acquisition method

bequeathed by William McInnes, 1944

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

signed/dated


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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG Scotland

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