L'œuvre La Blouse roumaine - Centre Pompidou

L'œuvre

La Blouse roumaine

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Reproduction d'une œuvre

Crédit photographique : © Philippe Migeat - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
© Succession H. Matisse

À propos de l'œuvre

Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)

La Blouse roumaine

(Jeune fille : la blouse roumaine ; La blouse paysanne ; La Blouse paysanne roumaine, fond rouge)

avril 1940

Huile sur toile

92 x 73 cm

Inscriptions :S.D.B.G. : Henri Matisse.40

Peint à Paris et à Nice

Don de l'artiste à l'Etat, 1953

Attribution, 1953

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 3245 P

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Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

Matisse’s La Blouse roumaine is the outcome of six months’ work. Eleven photographs taken by the artist document key stages in this long development. He showed these alongside the painting at Galerie Maeght in Paris, highlighting the assiduous labour of simplification necessary to achieve the fusion of line and colour that he sought. In its final form, details of the model Lydia Delectorskaya have been omitted, scraped away or covered over. The simple oval of the face echoes the curves of the baggy sleeves. The powerful harmony of the three main areas of colour confers great vitality to the...

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