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 ← → The Joy of Life Henri Matisse Original Title: Le Bonheur de Vivre Date: 1905 - 1906 Style: Fauvism Genre: genre painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 241 x 175 cm Location: Barnes Foundation, Lower Merion, PA, US References: www.theartstory.org During his Fauve years Matisse often painted landscapes in the south of France during the summer and worked up ideas developed there into larger compositions upon his return to Paris. Joy of Live, the second of his important imaginary compositions, is typical of these. He used a landscape he had painted in Collioure to provide the setting for the idyll, but it is also influenced by ideas drawn from Watteau, Poussin, Japanese woodcuts, Persian miniatures, and 19th century Orientalist images of harems. The scene is made up of independent motifs arranged to form a complete composition. The massive painting and its shocking colors received mixed reviews at the Salon des Indépendants. Critics noted its new style -- broad fields of color and linear figures, a clear rejection of Paul Signac's celebrated Pointillism. 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 568 artworks Related Artworks The yellow and black jersey Max Pechstein The Big Indian Max Pechstein Horse Fair Max Pechstein Indian and Woman Max Pechstein Badende in Moritzburg Max Pechstein Girl on a Green Sofa with a Cat Max Pechstein Day of Steel Max Pechstein Der Tanz (Tanzende und Badende am Waldteich) Max Pechstein Ballet Dancers Max Pechstein Sunlight Max Pechstein Sunset Max Pechstein Danseuses Du Cirque Mikhail Larionov A Turkish Sceene. A Smoker Mikhail Larionov Two Dancers Max Pechstein Junges Madchen Max Pechstein Girl in Red with a Parasol Max Pechstein Bank of a Lake Max Pechstein Meadow at the Moritzburg Max Pechstein Portrait of a Man Mikhail Larionov Mädchen. Sitzender weiblicher Akt Max Pechstein 1 Load more Advertisement.