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Henri Matisse

Seated Riffian (Le Rifain assis), 1912

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About the Artwork

Henri Matisse painted this tribesman from the Rif Mountains of northern Morocco during a trip to the region in 1912. Rendered with bold colors and on a monumental scale, the figure fills the canvas from top to bottom and confronts the viewer directly. Morocco was under French rule at the time of Matisse's visit. Like so many other works produced during the colonial period, this one reflects the European fascination with the "exoticism" of faraway lands.

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This exclusive Barnes Foundation Custom Print Shop is your exclusive source for reproductions authorized and available for purchase directly from the Foundation. All items that are offered are produced using gallery quality materials and the color is managed in a manner that produces a reproduction as true to the original as technology will allow.


Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. In addition, new works are continually added to the offering so make sure to come back and see the new releases.


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