Henri Matisse is one of my favorite artists. OK, he might be my favorite painter. Why? The colors.
No other painter was using these pinks and blues like Matisse in the early part of the 20th Century.
Matisse seems to have seen colors that others weren't seeing. Futuristic colors, if you will.
MoMA, even though it is terribly Picasso-centric (to the point of embarrassing themselves by hanging more Picasso works than even a Picasso aficionado can enjoy), hangs a fair amount of their Matisse collection. This painting is there, and is hung on the Fifth Floor.
I love this painting, and you should go see it.