Henri Matisse made this painting in 1916. It is called The Music Lesson. I chose this painting because it really caught my attention. I liked how he made the piano red. The red stands out a lot because of all the cool colors surrounding it. Since everything else meshes together the red paint used for the piano makes it pop. I also found it interesting how he made the lake in the yard a brownish red color as opposed to the typical blue. I also liked how even though the background outside is just mostly green you can still figure out what it is supposed to be.