Blue Nude II & Blue Nude by Henri Matisse

Blue Nude (Souvenir de Biskra) by Henri Matissebluenude1907Blue Nude (Souvenir de Biskra) by Henri Matisse was completed in 1907, and was scandalous when first presented at Société des Artistes Indépendants and later, New York. bluenudematisseHe went on to create his better known Blue Nude II, Gouache-painted paper cut-outs that were stuck to paper mounted on canvas.