cast no. 6; figure

© Succession H. Matisse %2F Artists Rights Society %28ARS%29%2C New York

Madeleine I, modeled 1901

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This was the first important sculpture that Matisse completed and had cast in bronze. Dating from early in his search for an original style, it shows the artist investigating the expressive and decorative configuring of body and limbs in space. The arms blend into the torso, leaving the basic contours uninterrupted, while the bulging hip accentuates the figure’s sinuous pose.

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Matisse, Madeleine (bronze) (#768)
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Title
Madeleine I
Artist Life
1869–1954
Role
Artist
Accession Number
71.9.1
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cast no. 6; figure

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

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