The complete Blue Nude series from Matisse can be considered amongst the most famous set of artworks from this period in European art and clearly ranks amongst the highlights from his overall career. Blue Nude II is merely an iteration, a single flourish, of this collection of work. But it does remains amongst the best known from a group of cut-out artworks, paintings , murals and drawings which totalled in the hundreds. The artist put considerable effort into preparing his figurative work prior to cutting out shapes from painted paper.
My Favourite Artwork: Blue Nude II
Henri MATISSE - Nu Bleu II (Blue Nude II)
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Blue Nude II, 1952
Is there a blue more blue than in Blue Nude II? They are yellow. So, put in yellow; this shadow, rather blue, paint it with pure ultramarine; these red leaves?
The Blue Nudes is a series of color lithographs by Henri Matisse made from cut-outs depicting nude figures in various positions. Restricted by his physical condition after his surgery for stomach cancer, Matisse began creating art by cutting and painting sheets of paper by hand and supervised the creation of the lithographs until his death in Blue Nude IV , the first of the four nudes, took a notebook of studies and two weeks' work of cutting-and-arranging before the resulting artefact satisfied him. In the event, Matisse finally arrived at his favorite pose, for all four works—intertwining legs and an arm stretching behind the neck.