Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Nord 1869 - Nice, Alpes-Maritimes 1954
Nu assis, bras derrière le dos
Seated Nude, Arm behind her Back
Dimensions (HxWxD): 11 1⁄2 x 6 1⁄8 x 6 1⁄2 in.
Acc. No.: 2010.16
Credit Line: Bequest of Harriet W. and Elliott Goldstein
Photo credit: courtesy High Museum of Art, Atlanta
- 2010, Bequest of Harriet W. and Elliott Goldstein
- 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
- 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.