The Three Sisters

Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954): The Three Sisters, 1917 (Oil on canvas, Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris) – Three Sisters was the product of Matisse’s experiment with multiple-subject portraiture that began in 1916. Matisse’s early interest in exotic fabrics and brightly patterned textiles often emerged in his paintings, evident here as the models pose in various costumes. His characteristically bold color palette and use of line also appears…

Henri Matisse  The Three Sisters


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