The reason I selected this painting was because of how the contrast was shown using color. I think its interesting how Matisse is able to portray so well the difference in lighting on the face just by using different colors. Its a very simple piece but to me it gives off somewhat of an elegance and I really really like the use of all the different colors. I was reading a little bit into fauvism and just thought this piece was really interesting overall. There are so many different lines for shadows and details, you can really tell a lot of time was spent getting the shading correct.