Henri Matisse

Baigneuse au collier (Nude with a necklace)

Baigneuse au collier (Nude with a necklace) by Henri Matisse

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Matisse wrote, 'I have often thought that this medium [linocutting] is very similar to the movement of the bow over a violin… The gouge, like the bow, is directly linked to the feelings of the artist. The least distraction during the drawing of a line leads involuntarily to a change of pressure in the fingers which inevitably alters the stroke. Similarly the fingers holding the bow only have to be tightened a little for the sound of the violin to change…'

Title
Baigneuse au collier (Nude with a necklace)
Artist/creator
Production date
1889-1954
Medium
linocut
Dimensions
244 x 178 mm
Inscription
unsigned. Verso; AAG stamp. 61/35. Letters: 'BFK RIVES'.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
1961/16/2
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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