La Négresse

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La Négresse
La Negresse.jpg
Artist Henri Matisse
Year 1952
Type Gouache
Dimensions 14 cm × 22 cm (5.5 in × 8.7 in)
Location Pompidou Centre, Paris

La Négresse (1952/1953) by Henri Matisse is a gouache découpée. During the early-to-mid-1940s, Matisse was in poor health. Eventually, by 1950, he stopped painting in favor of his paper cutouts. La Negresse is an example of Matisse's final body of works known as the cutouts.[1] He initially created this work as a large wall piece.


  1. ^ "Henri Matisse" Archived 2008-08-04 at the Wayback Machine., Pompidou Centre. Retrieved 25 December 2007.