Harmony in Red was made in 1908, which measured 177 x 200 cm. It had a big width. Seen from the distance, it was totally red. Now it is preserved in Russia St Petersburg Al Mita Museum, which was one of the representative works of Matisse. In this painting, he made a new exploration and completely removed the perspective to show a pattern world full of contrasting colors with full colors, orange and blue, yellow and purple, red and black. The Islamic textiles, oriental tapestry or other decorations seen in Algeria, Spain and other places were plane.
Harmony in Red turned the scenes in front into decorative pattern and the perspective was completely removed. Through the window, the characters and scenery became part of the pattern. The dark lines ticked the simple shapes, and no walls, floor, table, with a large red, full of colors to show a full of contrasting color world. This painting was more exotic and mysterious than the image that Gauguin and other impressionists could imagine He only used one red block without harmonic production, defining the interior room space. Vine pattern was evenly distributed in the wall and on the desktop, which enhanced the red block’s attachment for the painting. The abstract trees and plants silhouetted against the green earth and the blue sky, defining the outdoor scenery. The red building on the top repeated the room’s color. To some extent, it established the illusion of depth of this landscape painting. Matisse abandoned the formal perspective and added a few strokes with perspective of embellishment, such as window frames, the chair in the left foreground, things placed in the table, vine pattern around the edge of the table. In essence, through the use of color and line, a fresh painting space world palpable was made.