The Modernist era of the Interior
It becomes a telling measure of a person’s state of mind – a self-constructed environment where the individual is literally in a world of their own, and one that they have made. Modern interiors show that a person’s immediate surroundings don’t necessarily constitute a secluded refuge where the individual, far from the public gaze, can be alone and has no need to enact any particular role. The interior is still a stage that reveals how people make a place theirs.
Henri Matisse – a passionate interest in the interior, usually animated by female figures reading, dreaming, or sitting as models in a studio that has been assimilated into the artist’s home.