Romanian folk blouse | Henri Matisse and "la blouse roumaine" - Romanian blouse









Henri Matisse (1869-1954), famous French painter, recognized as a "Fauve" (literally, "wild beast"), a designation for artists of the time who used bright, intense coloring in their painting, was fascinated by the Romanian folk costumes, especially by the specific blouses named "ie". Starting 1940, he created a series of paintings with women in Romanian blouses.













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