Young Woman with Face Buried in Arms (Jeune femme le visage enfoui dans les bras)

Matisse has presented a woman in this etching. Etching is a medium that typically allows for a lighter and more sketchy line, however; in this work, each line has a presence that lends the simplified form a sense of gravity. The eyes, framed by thinly arched brows, pull the viewer in and, despite their simplicity, and significant consideration.

Original Medium: etching on chine collé

Original Size: 35 x 28.3 cm

Date: 1929

Location: Baltimore Museum of Art