From the Sammlung Rosengart Art Museum Lucerne Switzerland:
It was in 1916 – about four years after his trip to Morocco and his intensive encounter with an oriental culture that was to inspire him to use its colours and lines in his work for years – that Matisse painted "Laurette with White Turban". The subject, a young professional Italian model, was painted several times by the artist.
Lemons and Saxifrages (1943), a late still life by Matisse, is a feast for the eyes composed of the primary colours of yellow, blue and red and their complementary colour green.
„Still-Life“ of 1939 is a wonderful example of a drawing by a painter who has coaxed his charcoal to produce a vast range of shades to represent the colours of the objects depicted. And yet he has done so not by hatching but by varying the width of his strokes (and smudging them, too, in some cases), and often by merely sketching shapes out of the white background behind.