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    Artist Name:

    Henri Matisse

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    French, 1869–1954


    Seated Nude, Arms behind Back






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

    Credit Line:

    Bequest of Harriet W. and Elliott Goldstein

    Accession Number:


    On View - Stent Family Wing, Second Level, Gallery 210
    Matisse is best known as a painter, but he was also one of the most innovative sculptors of the early twentieth century. He was influenced by the sculptures of Antoine-Louis Barye and Auguste Rodin, in addition to African and archaic Greek sculptures. 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. In total, Matisse made eighty-two sculptures, and more than half were completed between 1900 and 1910.

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