Luxury, Serenity and Pleasure
Henri Matisse
Luxury, Serenity and Pleasure
Henri Matisse (French, Fauvism, 1869-1954): Luxe, Calme et Volupte (Luxury, Serenity and Pleasure), 1904. Oil on canvas, 98 x 118 cm. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



"The painting takes its title from a line by the nineteenth-century poet Charles Baudelaire and shares the poems subject of an escape to an imaginary, tranquil refuge." (moma.org, © The Museum of Modern Art, New York)



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