Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain US ← → The Blue Nude (Souvenir of Biskra) Henri Matisse Date: 1907 Style: Fauvism Genre: nude painting (nu) Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 140 x 92 cm Location: Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), Baltimore, MD, US References: www.theartstory.org Matisse was working on a sculpture, Reclining Nude I, when he accidentally damaged the piece. Before repairing it, he painted it in blue against a background of palm fronds. The nude is hard and angular, both a tribute to Cézanne and to the sculpture Matisse saw in Algeria. She is also a deliberate response to nudes seen in the Paris Salon - ugly and hard rather than soft and pretty. This was the last Matisse painting bought by Leo and Gertrude Stein. Henri Matisse Famous works A Glimpse of Notre-Dame in the Late Afternoon Henri Matisse · 1902 Luxe, calme et volupté Henri Matisse · 1904 - 1905 Woman with a Hat Henri Matisse · 1905 The Joy of Life Henri Matisse · 1905 - 1906 The Young Sailor II Henri Matisse · 1906 The Blue Nude (Souvenir of Biskra) Henri Matisse · 1907 Dance (II) Henri Matisse · 1910 Music Henri Matisse · 1910 Moroccan Café Henri Matisse · 1912 - 1913 Bathers by a River Henri Matisse · 1909 - 1916 The Moroccans Henri Matisse · 1915 - 1916 The Dance Henri Matisse · 1932 - 1933 The Circus Henri Matisse · 1943 Icarus Henri Matisse · 1943 - 1944 White Torso and Blue Torso Henri Matisse · 1944 The Beasts of the Sea Henri Matisse · 1950 Blue Nude II Henri Matisse · 1952 The King's Sadness Henri Matisse · 1952 The Snail Henri Matisse · 1953 La gerbe Henri Matisse · 1953 View all 901 artwork Related Artworks Bank of a Lake Max Pechstein Mädchen. Sitzender weiblicher Akt Max Pechstein The Red Turban Max Pechstein Dawn Max Pechstein Gitaneese in Tiraspor Mikhail Larionov Junges Madchen Max Pechstein The yellow and black jersey Max Pechstein Girl in Red with a Parasol Max Pechstein Velimir Khlebnikov Mikhail Larionov The Big Indian Max Pechstein Girl on a Green Sofa with a Cat Max Pechstein The Masked Woman Max Pechstein Badende in Moritzburg Max Pechstein Self Portrait Mikhail Larionov Portrait of a Man Mikhail Larionov Young Woman with a Red Fan Max Pechstein Indian and Woman Max Pechstein Horse Fair Max Pechstein Meadow at the Moritzburg Max Pechstein Fraukopf Max Pechstein 1 Load more Advertisement.