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  • Nude. Study

    Artist:
    Matisse, Henri. 1869-1954
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    60,5x50 cm

Matisse, Henri. 1869-1954

Nude. Study

France, 1908

Nude. Study is an earlier version of the museum's large Nude. Black and Gold. Matisse used the same model as in the Hermitage's Seated Woman and once again the figure is set in a reasonably well-defined interior. But now the artist shows the woman standing, emphasising the static vertical of the canvas. The pose of the naked body and the position of the hands holding the fabric around the thighs recall some ancient, eternal piece of Greek sculpture, an image of Aphrodite. The model's body has lost any living sensibility and is clearly more classical in its proportions than in the Seated Woman. Matisse presented the painting to the Russian artist and collector Ilya Ostroukhov, as is confirmed by the inscription in Matisse's own hand in the left corner of the canvas.

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Nude. Study

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oil

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60,5x50 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1930; handed over from the State Museum of New Western Art in Moscow; formerly in the Ryabushinsky Museum of Icons and Paintings in Moscow; originally in the I.S. Ostroukhov collection

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-6523

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Copyrights: © Succession H. Matisse

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