Friday, April 18

Henri Matisse's The Romanian Blouse

Painted in 1940 "The Romanian Blouse" belongs to a series of paintings Matisse did using the Romanian blouse, "Ie", as a motif.
The "Ie" blouses were used by peasants and nowadays blouses inspired by them are being sold all over the world.

Left: Romanian Suceava District, Bucovina folk costume. Romania Transylvania national costumes. Traditional embroidery patterns.
Right: Blouse inspired by the traditional Ie.

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