The Young Sailor

The Young Sailor, 1906, Henri Matisse
101.6 cm83.2 cm

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 used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Portraits. Source

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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