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Seated Rifian
Seated Rifian
Oil on canvas
78 ¼ x 63 inches (200 x 160 cm)
Henri Matisse
The Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania (BF264) © Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Seated Riffian

The Barnes Foundation

French artist Henri Matisse (ahn-REE mah-TEES) made this painting of a man wearing a yellow turban and shoes and a colorful coat who stares at us intently. Who is he? Where does he live? His feet are spread wide on a vibrant pink-red floor. Behind him are yellow curtains with vertical green stripes and a window full of bright blue sky.

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