La blouse roumaine
IA în ARTĂ / The Romanian blouse depicted in paintings
“Dream, 1940” Matisse “The war, again. We live such dark thoughts, such general anguish... Fortunately I just about finished a painting. She had metamorphosed into an angel sleeping on this violet surface – her pink flesh of bulbous hot flowers ; her corsage had been replaced by a Romanian blouse, of ancient design, of a pale, very soft blue, a blouse embroidered with old ochre stitches, which must have belonged to a princesse, with an emerald skirt which now was of a black jade."