Still Life with Geraniums

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Still Life with Geraniums
Artist Henri Matisse
Year 1910
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 180 cm × 220 cm (70.9 in × 86.6 in)
Location Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Still Life with Geraniums is a 1910 oil on canvas painting by Henri Matisse.

The oil painting is in the collection of Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany, to whom it was given in 1912, thus becoming, according to the museum, the first Matisse to enter a public collection.[1] Still Life with Geraniums was one of six paintings in the museum's collection to survive World War II.[1]

This particular painting should not be confused with Matisse's earlier 1906 painting Still Life with a Geranium, which is held by the Art Institute of Chicago,[2] or his 1912 painting Pot of Geraniums in the National Gallery of Art.[3] (Juan Gris also painted Pot of Geraniums in 1915, sold at auction in 2007.)[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butler, Desmond. "Art/Architecture; A Home for the Modern In a Time-Bound City", The New York Times, 10 November 2002. Retrieved 25 December 2007.
  2. ^ SFMOMA presents Matisse: Painter as Sculptor, SFMOMA press release, 12 April 2007
  3. ^ "Spectral Imaging of Matisse’s Pot of Geraniums: A Case Study", Retrieved 26 December 2007.
  4. ^ "Giacometti, Juan Gris records fall at New York art sales", AFP, May 2007. Retrieved from, 26 December 2007.