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In a rented apartment in Nice, France, Henri Matisse physically distanced himself from Paris and its associations with World War I, the avant-garde style of Cubism, and even his family. There, he focused on Mediterranean light, captured here with fine, parallel hatchings throughout the model’s body. She is a confident nude with an open posture and confrontational gaze, perhaps suggesting Matisse’s interrogation of the traditional role of women in art history as objects of desire.
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Lithograph on laid paper
Image: 14 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. (36.5 x 26.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. (51.4 x 37.5 cm) (show scale)
Signed, "Henri Matisse" in pencil
Edition: 10/50, plate 52
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Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). L'Odalisque, 1924. Lithograph on laid paper, Image: 14 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. (36.5 x 26.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 25.123. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 25.123_PS2.jpg)
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