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Seated Nude, Arms behind Back

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Seated Nude, Arms behind Back

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Henri Matisse
French, 1869–1954

Date

1909

Medium

Bronze

Accession #

2010.16

Dimensions

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

Location

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

Description

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.

Credit

Bequest of Harriet W. and Elliott Goldstein

Image Copyright

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