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The Dessert: Harmony in Red (The Red Room)

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The Dessert: Harmony in Red (The Red Room)

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The Dessert: Harmony in Red (The Red Room)
Artist Henri Matisse
Year 1908
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 180 cm × 220 cm (70.9 in × 86.6 in)
Location Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

The Dessert: Harmony in Red is a painting by French artist Henri Matisse, from 1908. It is considered by some critics to be Matisse's masterpiece.[1] This Fauvist painting follows the example set by Impressionism with the overall lack of a central focal point.[2]

The painting was ordered as "Harmony in Blue," but Matisse was dissatisfied with the result, and so he painted it over with his preferred red.[1][3]

It is in the permanent collection of the Hermitage Museum.[4]


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  • All About Henri Matisse- Gallery Henry
  • MyStudios- Matisse, The Dessert: A Harmony in Red
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