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The Dance by Henri Matisse (click for more)

Among other forms of self-expression dance is almost involuntary and instinctive. It’s the body’s natural language and this painting emphasizes just that. It’s a raw portrayal of nude women circling around together in a joyous dance. In their natural state they are immersed in festivities and the present moment. The idea is crude yet universal.

Title: The Dance
Medium: Oil on canvas
Year of Artwork: 1910
Artist: Henri Matisse
Birthplace of Artist: France

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