Category Archives: Matisse

Liberating the Nude

The picture to the left here is a woodblock print by Utagawa Kunisada from 1855. At first glance it seems unremarkable, albeit very beautiful; richly coloured and drawn with great originality. It is in fact a complex and fascinating thing, … Continue reading

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