Henri Matisse - Goldfish and Palette 1914

Henri Matisse - Goldfish and Palette 1914
Goldfish and Palette
1914 146x112cm oil/canvas
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

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From Museum of Modern Art, New York:
Matisse described the abstract zone at the right of this composition as containing "a person who has a palette in his hand and who is observing." Most likely, it is the artist himself. The surrealist poet André Breton said of the painting, "I believe Matisse's genius is here . . . nowhere has Matisse put so much of himself as in this picture."