Henri Matisse - Standing Nude. Nude Study 1907

Henri Matisse - Standing Nude. Nude Study 1907
Standing Nude. Nude Study
1907 92x65cm oil/canvas
Tate Gallery, London, UK

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From the Tate Gallery, London, UK:
The simplified, angular planes and exaggerated features of this nude suggest the influence of carved figures. Matisse's interest in African art began around 1906, and is probably reflected in this painting. Based on a photograph rather than a model, it subverts the tradition of the academic studio nude. The austere colours are a departure from the brightness of Matisse's earlier Fauvist period.