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Seated Nude in a Tulle Blouse, 1925

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Gift of Ruth and Bruce Daytonexpand_more  P.89.15

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Matisse's principal model during the 1920s was Henriette Darricarrère, a dancer and violinist who was working as an extra in the Nice film industry. Here, she is shown seated on the floor of Matisse's studio. The curves of her body are set against the strong geometrical lines of the room and the background, making for a simple, clean composition. In this series of lithographs, Matisse had cut loose from depicting the traditional image of a model seated in an armchair and began now to explore floor and standing poses. These works created new possibilities to explore the relationships of body and environment.

Details
Title
Seated Nude in a Tulle Blouse
Artist Life
1869–1954
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.89.15
Provenance
Ruth and Bruce Dayton, Wayzata, Minn.; given to MIA, 1989.
Catalogue Raisonne
Duthuit 465
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