“The Green Stripe” by Henri Matisse
My father kept a key behind a small picture painted by Matisse. It was the second key to the door from the cellar and out. We always got into our house that way. The first key sat in the lock inside the door. The extra key was used when the family went to bed at night.
Did you lock the door in the cellar?
When my mom died in October 2008, we spent some months clearing the house for sale. The picture is now at my husband’s work where he likes to collect reproductions. The painting is at our Danish State’s Museum of Art together with a few other of his colourful works. There is something about his choice of colours.
More from our State’s Museum of Art in Copenhagen
If my husband and I happen to come across an art museum where they have Matisse’s works, we make sure to visit the place.
His late paper cut from different special exhibitions
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