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Henri Matisse

The Young Sailor

The Young Sailor, Henri Matisse
The Young Sailor, zoomed in
101.6 cmThe Young Sailor scale comparison83.2 cm
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The Young Sailor is a Fauvist Oil on Canvas Painting created by Henri Matisse in 1906. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is © 2018 Succession H. Matisse / ARS, New York, and in the Public Domain, and tagged Portraits. SourceDownload

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The Young Sailor was painted during Matisse’s involvement with the Fauves — a turn of the century art group devoted to bold, flat colors and simplified forms. Our sailor, in dapper cap and fashion pout, features Germain Augustin Barthélémy Montargès, an eighteen-year-old local fisherman in Collioure.

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