The White Plumes, 1919 Vintage Matisse Portrait Art PrintGOLDEN RULE GALLERY
Henri Matisse image from an out of print vintage book.
8" x 10"
also available framed in a standard gold toned frame with glare free plexiglass.
12.75" x 16.75" total framed size
Portraits figure in large number in Matisse's work, and he was sufficiently attached to them to produce a luxurious album devoted to their reproduction at the end of his life.
In 1917 Matisse hired nineteen-year-old Antoinette Arnaud to be his primary model during the winters he spent in Nice, France. White Plumes shows Antoinette sporting an extravagant hat of the artist’s own design. Matisse’s plumed hat series became for him a complex theme with variations. Following his usual practice, he made a comprehensive study of his subject, seeking to discover its essence through numerous drawn and painted sketches. He then created a final, finished painting, synthesizing all he had learned.