Music (Matisse)

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Matisse - Music.jpg
Artist Henri Matisse
Year 1910
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 260 cm × 389 cm (100 in × 153 in)
Location The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Music (La Musique) is a painting made by Henri Matisse in 1910. The painting was commissioned by Sergei Shchukin, who hung it with Dance on the staircase of his Moscow mansion. Matisse made the painting without any preparatory sketches, and thus the painting bears many traces of modifications. One can virtually trace the steps Matisse took to find the intended effect. Like in Dance, the aim was to show man's attainment of a state of completeness by immersion in creativity, the painting is now in the collection of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.[1]


  1. ^ State Hermitage Museum - Music