Said to be one of the very first Fauvist works, Open Window, Collioure was painted during the summer of 1905 when Matisse worked in the small Mediterranean fishing port of Collioure. The view is full of light, inviting and vibrant. Through the window small boats bob on pink waves under a sky banded with turquoise and pink. This scene, reflected in the glass, melts into rectangles of green, cyclamen, and lilac. The surrounding walls are fuchsia and blue-green, hardly the colors of nature. From the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., this fine print has been custom-framed.
Established in 1955, MunnWorks is known for its superiorly crafted custom-made frames for fine art and mirrors. Its frames hang in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the de Young Museum in San Francisco, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The company's own holdings include many important works of art by masters of the 20th century, from Dalí to Matisse.