line drawing style nude woman wearing a beaded necklace, reclining on her PL side, leaning on her PL elbow, with her PL hand on her shoulder and her PR arm along her side

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Nude, Left Hand near Shoulder, 1926

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Matisse explained the centrality of studio models to his artistic practice: “My models, human figures, are never just ‘extras’ in an interior. They are the principal theme of my work. . . . Their forms are not always perfect, but they are always expressive. The emotional interest they inspire in me is not particularly apparent in the representation of their bodies, but often rather by the lines or the special values distributed over the whole canvas or paper and which form its orchestration, its architecture.”

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Title
Nude, Left Hand near Shoulder
Artist Life
1869–1954
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2012.55
Provenance
The artist; by descent in his family. (Pace Master Prints, New York, 2012; sold to MIA).
Catalogue Raisonne
Duthuit 474
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line drawing style nude woman wearing a beaded necklace, reclining on her PL side, leaning on her PL elbow, with her PL hand on her shoulder and her PR arm along her side

© Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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