Details
Image number
CVL499472
Title
Two Women, c.1908 (bronze)
Artist
Matisse, Henri (1869-1954) / French
Location
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA
Medium
bronze
Date
1908 (C20th)
Dimensions
45.7x25.7 cms
Description
Matisse based this sculpture on a photograph of two women embracing, but translated it into a more compact, three-dimensional composition by fusing their torsos and shortening and thickening their legs. Positioning the figures face to face eliminates any frontal view, which encourages examination from various angles. “Fit your parts into each other as a carpenter does a house,” Matisse said. “Everything must be constructed, built upon parts that make a unit.”
Photo credit
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold T. Clark / © 2021 Succession H. Matisse / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
figure / female / c20th / sculpture / figures / embracing / nude / bronze
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 3660 × 5748 px 310 × 487 mm 4 MB
Medium 652 × 1024 px 55 × 87 mm 1 MB
Small 382 × 600 px 32 × 51 mm 0 MB
Copyright
In copyright
Artists Copyright must also be cleared. Copyright must be cleared in the country where you are licensing.

United Kingdom:
www.dacs.org.uk
USA:
www.arsny.com
Italy:
www.siae.it
Germany:
www.bildkunst.de
France:
Les Héritiers Matisse - gwenaellefossard.lhm@orange.fr
Permissions
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Special Instructions
Mandatory mention when using the image based on the country of use (Italy : © 2020 Succession H. Matisse by SIAE / UK : © 2020 Succession H. Matisse by DACS /Germany: © 2020 Succession H. Matisse by Bild-kunst /USA : © 2020 Succession H. Matisse by ARS

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