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Henri Matisse

Young Woman before an Aquarium (Jeune fille devant un aquarium), 1921–1922

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In a room adorned with a geometric wall hanging and figural sketches, a woman gazes into a bowl with three goldfish. Pine branches wreathe the bowl's base. For Matisse, goldfish were a metaphor for the relation between external reality and how we perceive it. He stated, "The object must act powerfully on the imagination; the artist's feeling expressing itself through the object must make the object worthy of interest: it says only what it is made to say."

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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.


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