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Looking back at ‘Blue Nude’

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Two years ago I devoted a series of posts to Henri Matisse’s Blue Nude (1907, at right, collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art), a painting every bit as important to art history as Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), but a painting substantially less known, even studied. The Picasso has been the subject of books and exhibitions. For the most part, Blue Nude has not been. After spending yesterday musing on Matisse’s 1912-14 goldfish paintings, I thought now was a good time to re-share thoughts on Blue Nude’s sources and influence:

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  1. [...] I was sustained by the Matisses at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Headlined by Blue Nude (1907), the painting that catalyzed 20th century art, the BMA has one of the finest Matisse collections in the world. The BMA has strong holdings not [...]

  2. [...] needs some work: It excludes the most important canvas of the 20thC, Henri Matisse’s Blue Nude (Memory of Biskra), the great and revolutionary painting that prompted and motivated Picasso to make Les [...]

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