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  • Portrait of a Woman

    Artist:
    Matisse, Henri. 1869-1954
    Technique:
    lead pencil
    Dimensions:
    25,4x16,4 cm

Matisse, Henri. 1869-1954

Portrait of a Woman

France, 1935

The line races along, bringing out the energetic moulding of the face, the decisive turn of the head on its strong neck. The eyes are wide open, the brows raised, the mouth expressive, everything is captured by the artist's hand with great simplicity, and everything is filled with emotional resonance. This portrait becomes almost a symbol of youth, of health and dynamic existence, while the shining white of the sheet of paper seems to charge the world by the few pencil lines with light.

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Portrait of a Woman

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Technique:

lead pencil

Dimensions:

25,4x16,4 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1970; a gift from L.N. Delektorskaya, Paris

Inventory Number:

ОР-46065

Comment:

Copyrights: © Succession H. Matisse

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