Matisse used COLOR is a extreme way to convey EMOTION.
Portrait of Madame Matisse (The Green Line) - 1905
In this painting Matisse expresses emotion in the colors he chooses to paint his wife's portrait. This is his experience of how he sees his wife in this moment and this glance.
The Open Window - 1905
This painting is another of Matisse's perceptions of the world, in this case a view from a window.
"I don't paint that table, but I paint the emotion it produces on me" - Henri Matisse
Want to see even more of Matisse's perceptions of the world?
Matisse at Work. Can't understand the dialogue, but it's still cool to see an art master doing his thing!