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Giacomo Balla, Street Light
Rejecting traditional subject matter, Balla paints an object that is forthrightly modern and technological.
Henri Matisse, The Blue Window
When Matisse painted this, all the cool kids were into cubist geometry—and Matisse was definitely cool.
Henri Matisse, Goldfish
To say that Matisse “had a thing for goldfish” would be kind of an understatement.
Henri Matisse, The Red Studio
In this painting of the artist’s studio, it’s Matisse vs. the illusion of space in a bloody battle royale.