cast no. 2/10; figure

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

Large Seated Nude, c. 1923–1925

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Gift of the Dayton Hudson Corporationexpand_more  71.9.3

This is an audacious work of sculpture. Matisse took a casual pose often seen in paintings—a reclining nude with raised arms—and swung the figure out into space, twisted into a 3-D posture seemingly without a central axis. The erect arms, neck, and head provide balance for the unsupported torso.

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Matisse, Large Seated Nude (sculpture) (#900)
Details
Title
Large Seated Nude
Artist Life
1869–1954
Role
Artist
Accession Number
71.9.3
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cast no. 2/10; figure

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

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