"Reclining Nude" (1977) by Romare Bearden, collage of various papers with ink and graphite on fiberboard, © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, N.Y.
"The beauty of the black woman was essential to Bearden's art. She is seen here in a minimalist composition that suggests Bearden's admiration for Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954), whose paper cutouts from the 1930s through the 1950s would have been inspirational for a piece such as this." (source)
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