About this artwork
In this study, the pattern of flowers on the page merges with that of the woman on the right. Matisse drew a flower over her mouth and her midsection, suggesting feminine fertility and erotic sensuality. The pewter vase was a favorite prop of Matisse’s, as it appears repeatedly in his works.
Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Henri Matisse
- Study for Anemones and Woman (Study for “Odalisque, Harmony in Blue”)
- Made 1937
- Pen and black ink on ivory wove paper
- Signed and dated recto, lower right, in pen and black ink: "Henri Matisse 37"
- 565 × 453 mm
- Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
- © 2018 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York