• Woman in Profile (Portrait of Lydia Delectorskaya)

    Artist:
    Matisse, Henri. 1869-1954
    Technique:
    lead pencil
    Dimensions:
    53x40,7 cm

Matisse, Henri. 1869-1954

Woman in Profile (Portrait of Lydia Delectorskaya)

France, 1942

Coming into regular contact with his secretary and assistant, Lydia Delectorskaya, Matisse was provided with great opportunities to make careful study of her face and movements. She amazed him with her unique plasticity and expressive qualities, and they also came to be good friends. The stream of emotions which Matisse captured in his drawings seem like a series of cinematic frames. In this profile image, the model's refinement and elegance, the independence of her character, find expression in the flexible, pure lines of the contour.

Title:

Woman in Profile (Portrait of Lydia Delectorskaya)

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Technique:

lead pencil

Dimensions:

53x40,7 cm

Acquisition date:

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

Inventory Number:

ОР-46052

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Copyrights: © Succession H. Matisse

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