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Encyclopedia > The Dance (painting)
Matisse's second version of the painting.

The Dance is a painting by Henri Matisse from 1909. The woman on the left is pregnant with a llama. Image File history File linksMetadata Matissedance. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Matissedance. ... Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869 – November 3, 1954) was a French artist, noted for his use of color and his fluid, brilliant and original draughtsmanship. ...


"The Dance" is commonly recognized as "a key point of (Matisse's) career and in the development of modern painting".[1] It reflects Matisse's incipient fascination with primitive art: the intense warm colors against the cool blue-green background and the rhythmical succession of dancing nudes convey the feelings of emotional liberation and hedonism. Naïve art is a term that is usually applied to the work of untrained painters; it presumes the existence of an academy and of a generally accepted educated manner of painting. ... This article does not cite any sources. ...

This painting is often associated with the "Dance of the Young Girls" from Igor Stravinsky's famous musical work The Rite of Spring. Igor Stravinsky. ... The Rite of Spring, commonly referred to by its original French title, Le Sacre du printemps (Russian: Весна священная, Vesna svjaščennaja) is a ballet with music by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, which was first performed in 1913. ...


Two versions of the work exist: the first, now at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, uses paler colors and less detail. It was painted after the fall of the Fauvism movement in 1906. The painting was highly regarded by the artist who once called it "the overpowering climax of luminosity"; it is also featured in the background of Matisse's La Danse with Nasturtiums (1912). This article is about the museum in New York City. ... Henri Matisse, Portrait of Madame Matisse (The green line), 1905, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark [[Image:Matissedance. ...

A more classic Fauvist color palate depicts the dancers in the second version, located at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Together with a companion piece, La Musique, this large decorative panel was created specifically for the Moscow mansion of the Russian businessman and art collector Sergei Shchukin, whom Matisse had a long association with. The State Hermitage Museum (Russian: ) in Saint Petersburg, Russia is one of the largest museums in the world, with 3 million works of art (not all on display at once), [1] and one of the oldest art galleries and museums of human history and culture in the world. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Matisses large painting from Shchukins house in Moscow. ...


  1. ^ Russell T. Clement. Four French Symbolists. Greenwood Press, 1996. Page 114.

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