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MATISSE, Henri

Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Nord 1869 - Nice, Alpes-Maritimes 1954

Nu assis, bras derrière le dos

Seated Nude, Arm behind her Back

1909

bronze

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): 11 12 x 6 18 x 6 12 in.

Acc. No.: 2010.16

Credit Line: Bequest of Harriet W. and Elliott Goldstein

Photo credit: courtesy High Museum of Art, Atlanta


Provenance

  • 2010, Bequest of Harriet W. and Elliott Goldstein

Bibliography

  • 1997 Duthuit n° 45, quelle épreuve ?
    Claude Duthuit, avec la collaboration de Wanda de Guébriant, Henri Matisse: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté, préface d'Yve-Alain Bois, Paris, 1997, p. 124-127, n° 45, quelle épreuve ?
  • Museum's website, June 10, 2013

Comment

  • Museum's website, June 10, 2013:
    Matisse is best known as a painter, but he was also one of the most innovative sculptors of the early twentieth century. He was influenced by the sculptures of Antoine-Louis Barye and Auguste Rodin, in addition to African and archaic Greek sculptures. He was able to simplify and contort the human figure into a new expressive sculptural language. Seated Nude, Arms behind Back shows a seated female figure whose feet seem to be melting into the ground. In total, Matisse made eighty-two sculptures, and more than half were completed between 1900 and 1910.