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ArtWork: Laurette in a Green Robe, Black Background

I recently headed up to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the Matisse: In Search of True Painting exhibit which focuses on his use of color in his paintings. I absolutely loved the show. I have always loved the color in Matisse's work, especially the oranges. And I rediscovered so much more about Matisse last year in Paris. But this show highlighted some unusual color palette's like the one in my favorite work in the show, Laurette in a Green Robe, Black Background.


Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954)

Laurette in a Green Robe, Black Background, 1916
Oil on canvas; 28 3/4 x 21 3/8 in. (73 x 54.3 cm)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998 (1999.363.43)
© 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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