View of Notre-Dame
View of Notre-Dame (French: Une vue de Notre-Dame) is an oil painting by Henri Matisse from 1914.
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.
It was not exhibited until after Matisse's death, but proved a great influence upon later developments in painting. 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.