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Henri Matisse 1869-1954 BACK


Purple Robe and Anemones
1937
oil on canvas
Baltimore Museum of Art



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In 1937 Lydia Delectorskaya posed for Matisse in a purple robe. At the time Matisse had no intention to paint a portrait that looked like a photograph. When accused of painting unrealistic images of women Matisse explained, "I do not create a woman, I make a picture." He readily admitted that his images were not faithful re-creations of reality.





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