Exclusive to SFMOMA.
First exhibited at the 1905 Salon d’Automne in Paris, Femme au chapeau is perhaps the best-known painting from the twentieth-century’s first art movement—Fauvism. The French term fauve (wild beast) became forever associated with artists of Matisse’s generation who exhibited brightly colored canvases painted in this style. Femme au chapeau marked a radical change from the subtle brushwork of Matisse’s earlier paintings to a more expressive individual manner. His use of non-naturalistic colors and embrace of an unfinished look seemed shocking to the viewers of the day.
1000 piece puzzle. Ages 12 and up.
19.25" x 26.63" assembled.
Henri Matisse, Femme au chapeau (Woman with a Hat), 1905, oil on canvas, 31 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. (80.65 x 59.69 cm); Collection SFMOMA, bequest of Elise S. Haas; © Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York