Henri Matisse, oh you scoundrel
Several weeks ago we stopped at the Marriot City Center hotel bar in downtown Raleigh on our way to the Jane’s Addiction concert. And I found this in the ladies room.
Not sure what you are looking at? Well, it is a fantastic print of pen and ink drawing by Henri Matisse from 1936.
It would perfectly complement my Picasso print that I picked up a few years back at The Art Institute of Chicago. It was decided by yours truly right then an there. I must find it for my gallery wall. But, alas, the Internets have teamed up against me.
Hours of searching has only turned up a photo taken by a woman traveling in Copenhagen and posted to her Tumblr blog. Attributed to a French art 1900-1940 exhibit at the Statens Museum for Kunst, also known as the National Gallery of Denmark, she calls it “Recumbent Woman With Her Arms Raised Above Her Head.” I dare you to try Googling that.
I believe the composition to have the same model as Matisse used in “Resting Woman Wearing Tiara.” Notice the curve of the chair matches and the dress could be same as well.
It’s like Google is broken, hates me and wants Henri not to join Pablo at the party in my living room. Sigh. There’s a real rave going on in there.
Okay I’m going to end with a plea for help. Please, please, please let me know if you know where to find this print!