Standing Nude (Nude Study) (1907) by Henri Matisse

Standing Nude (Nude Study) - Henri Matisse - 1907

Artwork Information

TitleStanding Nude (Nude Study)
ArtistHenri Matisse
Date1907
Mediumoil,canvas
Dimensions92 x 65 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationTate Modern, London, UK

About Standing Nude (Nude Study)

The artwork titled “Standing Nude (Nude Study)” was created in 1907 by the distinguished artist Henri Matisse. It is an oil painting on canvas that measures 92 by 65 centimeters and exemplifies the Expressionist movement. It falls within the genre of nude painting (nu) and is currently held in the Tate Modern in London, United Kingdom.

“Standing Nude (Nude Study)” by Matisse is an expressive rendition of the human form. It features a figure positioned in a contemplative stance, which is depicted through the use of bold brush strokes and a restrained color palette that conveys a sense of depth and form. The background and surrounding elements are abstracted, allowing the viewer to focus on the figure‚Äôs form and posture. The interplay of light and shade, which is characteristic of Matisse’s work during this period, accentuates the curvature and musculature of the subject, resulting in a work that is simultaneously candid and stylized. This piece reflects the artist’s exploration of form and color, which has had a significant influence on the direction of modern art.

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