Oil on canvas, 39 1/2 x 32 1/8 in. (100.3 x 81.5 cm)
Joseph Winterbotham Collection, (Art Institute of Chicago) 1932.1342
© 2009 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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"This work is one of a number of early still-life paintings in which Henri Matisse incorporated his own figurative sculptures. The Geranium also demonstrates the artist's interest in merging traditional themes with avant-garde practices: he transformed this simple still life into a populated Arcadian landscape painting and rendered this classical subject in the brilliant color, thick paint, and rapid brushwork characteristic of the group of young painters known as the Fauves."