The eroticism which we see revived in The Dance was to be a major factor in Matisse's work of the s. The Platonic love that links painter and model was for Matisse a sine qua non of his work: This relationship is the mutual attachment of things, a shared language - indeed, it is love. For him, it was inward feeling that made a positive view of the world accessible. Most of his major works of and are nudes. In Lydia Delektorskaya, who also helped with paper cutouts, was the model for Pink Nude , a painting which for all its modesty of scale achieves a sense of the monumental. The woman's arms and legs are bent but still they are trimmed by the edge of the canvas.
Why Matisse? Creativity Takes Courage
Pink Nude, by Henri Matisse
The museum is closed until further notice. Visitors who purchased a ticket for this period will be reimbursed automatically. No action is necessary. We thank you for your understanding. It was in Nice, where he regularly stayed from onwards, that Matisse rediscovered the light of the Midi. But whereas his earlier stays in the south of France had inspired him to paint landscapes in dazzling colours, in Nice he concentrated on interiors in subtle shades.
Pink Nude, 1935 by Henri Matisse
I have spent my life training to be an art historian and museum director. Perhaps it was in kindergarten when my class made our own cut outs with colored paper and scissors. Why is Matisse so famous, though, and why bring an exhibition of his work to San Antonio? It is my mission to bring the experience of great art to the citizens of San Antonio.