Details

Title

Seated Nude, Arms behind Back

Artist/Maker

Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954)

Date

1909

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

11 1/2 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches

Credit

Bequest of Harriet W. and Elliott Goldstein

Accession #

2010.16

On View

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 2, Gallery 207

Matisse is best known as a painter, but he was also one of the most innovative sculptors of the early 1900s. 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.

Image Copyright

© 2010 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York