The Three O’Clock Sitting (1924). Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954). Oil on canvas. MMOA.
This painting features several elements that reappear in other of his so-called Nice-period works: boldly patterned wallpaper, elaborately pierced and appliquéd textiles of North African origin, additional works by the artist (in this case, a plaster of a reclining female figure), and an alluring view of palm trees and the Mediterranean Sea. The woman shown seated before the easel was Matisse’s favorite model at the time, Henriette Darricarrère.
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Kelly Mittendorf photographed by Dima Honcharov for Vogue Ukraine, May 2013