L'œuvre La Blouse roumaine - Centre Pompidou


La Blouse roumaine


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 x 2,5 cm

Peint à Nice à l'Hôtel Régina de décembre 1939 à avril 1940

Don de l'artiste à l'Etat, 1953

Attribution, 1953

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 3245 P

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Description for the presentation in the National Museum of Modern Art

The ornamental embroideries of the blouse are actually the main topic here, as the painter showed great interest in all types of fabrics.

Matisse was moved by the graphic beauty of motifs in craftsmanship that he collected. He conveys his exaltation, smoothing out details, streamlining lines and creating colour blocks, as the stylisation of the oak leaves central ornaments suggests it. The blouse billows out, becoming pictorial space as much as metaphor. 11 photographs show the various stages of creation for this portrait, gradually erasing the young girl to better emphasise the embroidered...

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