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The Illusion of Calm in Henri Matisse’s Jeune fille accoudée

Dr. Charles Stuckey, art historian and former Curator of Modern Painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. discusses Henri Matisse’s Jeune fille accoudée. Executed in 1938, the carefully-maintained illusion of calm is belied by the frenetic lines that have been built up, erased and revisited in the long execution of the picture, an insight into the artist's rigorous working methods.

Tags: 20th Century Art , Henri Matisse , Charles Stuckey

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