View of Notre-Dame

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View of Notre-Dame (1914). Oil on canvas, 58 x 37 1/8" (147.3 x 94.3 cm). In the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest

View of Notre-Dame (French: Une vue de Notre-Dame) is an oil painting by Henri Matisse from 1914.

Experimental period[edit]

Along with works such as Woman on a High Stool, it belongs to the "experimental period" of Matisse's oeuvre. Pentimenti reveal that it was originally painted in a more detailed manner before it was radically simplified into a geometric composition.[1]


It was not exhibited until after Matisse's death, but proved a great influence upon later developments in painting.[1] Specifically, it is said to have considerably influenced American artists who developed new modern and abstract styles, i.e. Color field and Abstract Expressionism, such as Richard Diebenkorn.


  • Elderfield, John (1996). Henri Matisse: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art. New York City: MOMA. ISBN 0-87070-112-6.


  1. ^ a b Elderfield, 76

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