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The Blue Nude (Souvenir of Biskra)

The Blue Nude (Souvenir of Biskra)

Description

Matisse was working on a sculpture, Reclining Nude I, when he accidentally damaged the piece. Before repairing it, he painted it in blue against a background of palm fronds. The nude is hard and angular, both a tribute to Cézanne and to the sculpture Matisse saw in Algeria. She is also a deliberate response to nudes seen in the Paris Salon - ugly and hard rather than soft and pretty. This was the last Matisse painting bought by Leo and Gertrude Stein.
  • Category : PAINTING
  • Year : 1907
  • Total Edition No : 1
  • Size : 140(W) x 91(H) x 2(D) cm
  • Materials : oil on canvas
  • Posting : 2018. 11. 09

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