Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain US ← → Dance (II) Henri Matisse Date: 1910 Style: Expressionism, Fauvism Genre: genre painting Dimensions: 391 x 260 cm Location: Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia There are two versions of The Dance, the first, painted in March of 1909, is the study for the second one, completed in 1910. The large work, painted along the lines of William Blake’s painting “Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing,” was painted along with its companion piece, Music, which depicts nudes playing music in a similar setting. The pieces were specially created for Russian businessman and art collector Sergei Shchukin, who was a long-time associate of Matisse’s. This painting is often recognized as a key point in the development of Matisse’s artwork, as well as in the development of modern painting. It is also often associated with “Dance of the Young Girls,” in The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. Henri Matisse Famous works A Glimpse of Notre-Dame in the Late Afternoon Henri Matisse · 1902 Luxury, Serenity and Pleasure Henri Matisse · 1904 - 1905 Woman with a Hat Henri Matisse · 1905 The Joy of Life Henri Matisse · 1905 - 1906 The Young Sailor II Henri Matisse · 1906 The Blue Nude (Souvenir of Biskra) Henri Matisse · 1907 Dance (II) Henri Matisse · 1910 Music Henri Matisse · 1910 Moroccan Café Henri Matisse · 1912 - 1913 Bathers by a River Henri Matisse · 1909 - 1916 The Moroccans Henri Matisse · 1915 - 1916 The Dance Henri Matisse · 1932 - 1933 The Circus Henri Matisse · 1943 Icarus Henri Matisse · 1943 - 1944 White Torso and Blue Torso Henri Matisse · 1944 The Beasts of the Sea Henri Matisse · 1950 Blue Nude II Henri Matisse · 1952 The King's Sadness Henri Matisse · 1952 The Snail Henri Matisse · 1953 La gerbe Henri Matisse · 1953 View all 618 artworks Related Artworks Girl on a Green Sofa with a Cat Max Pechstein Indian and Woman Max Pechstein Horse Fair Max Pechstein The Big Indian Max Pechstein Badende in Moritzburg Max Pechstein Day of Steel Max Pechstein The yellow and black jersey Max Pechstein Der Tanz (Tanzende und Badende am Waldteich) Max Pechstein Ballet Dancers Max Pechstein Sunlight Max Pechstein Sunset Max Pechstein Two Dancers Max Pechstein Mädchen. Sitzender weiblicher Akt Max Pechstein Meadow at the Moritzburg Max Pechstein The Masked Woman Max Pechstein Young Woman with a Red Fan Max Pechstein Bank of a Lake Max Pechstein Fraukopf Max Pechstein Dawn Max Pechstein The Red Turban Max Pechstein 1 Load more Advertisement.