David Royle



Moving Matisse's furniture and other paintings

June 2018

Matisse worked through the Second World War and the German occupation of France. Little of this political and social upheaval showed in his paintings. Beginning in 2004 I took images of some of Matisse's furniture, his "comfortable armchair" and put them into different, more agitated contexts.
These famous photographs by Héléne Adant (Paris) were taken in Matisse's house, Le Rêve, in the south of France.
Above:  "Strange Weather" 2007  137 x 137 cm

Right : "Le Rêve Perturbé"  2004  183 x 137 cm 
"Three Armchairs for Mr.M."  2004  152.4 x 152.4 cm
"Raft"  2005  114.3 x 91.5 cm
"Sunbeam" 2007  114.3 x 91.5 cm
"Moonbeam"  2007  152.5 x 101.5 cm
"Night Vision"  2003  122 x 152.4 cm
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