Henri Matisse - Head of Lorette 1917

Bouquet of mixed flowers 1917 Garden at Issy 1917 Portrait de famille. The Music Lesson 1917 Head of Lorette 1917 Head of Lorette with Curls 1917 Laurette in Green in a Pink Chair 1917 Lorette with a Red Dress 1917
Head of Lorette 1917

Head of Lorette 1917
21x15cm oil/canvas
Private collection

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Between December 1916 and the close of 1917, Matisse painted at least twenty-five pictures of an Italian model named Laurette. She also posed with her sister and a woman named Aïcha for some fifteen additional works by the artist. Sometimes Matisse depicted Laurette wide-awake, as in a series of close-up portraits, and at other times she is shown lounging languorously on a sofa.