Female Nude Drawing from Verve (back), 1949

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Female Nude Drawing from Verve (back), 1949

950.00

Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954)                                  

Medium: Lithograph

Signed in the plate, lower left

Publisher: Tériade, Paris

Printer: Mourlot Atelier, Paris

Catalogue Raisonné: Duthuit 139, Freitag 6231

"I have always considered drawing not as an exercise of particular dexterity... but as a means of deliberately simplified so as to give simplicity and spontaneity to the expression, which should speak without clumsiness, directly to the mind of the spectator." -Henri Matisse

Matisse often made drawings to inform his paintings and sculptures, feeling that these drawings should be quick, gestural exercises that captured the form and emotion evoked in him by the subject. As the most direct expression of the artist's thoughts, drawing often helped Matisse to work out compositional and stylistic problems or new ideas.

 

In the collection of:

Minneapolis Museum of Art (MIA), MN

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