Henri Matisse

After visiting the SFMOMA I fell even more in love with Henri Matisse.
His work is whimsical and explosive in color, lending him the nickname “Master of Colour” by many critics.
The piece “Woman with a Hat” (first image) captivated me at the MOMA, and intrigued me to dive more into the world of Henri Matisse.
I couldn’t help to find myself obsessing over everything about this painting: the subject, the colors, the fierce use of expressionistic strokes, the hat, and the gaze mesmerized me.  My favorite part was the information next to the painting, which made note that this painting caused a lot of controversy with the bright colors. 
When critics asked Matisse what color dress the subject was wearing he replied, “black, of course!”

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