L: Henri Matisse, The Conversation (La conversation), 1938. Oil on canvas. SFMOMA, Bequest of Mr. James D. Zellerbach. 93.149. © 2013 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York R: Henri Matisse, Young Woman in Pink (La jeune femme en rose), 1923. Oil on canvas. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, memorial gift from Dr. T. Edward and Tullah Hanley, Bradford, Pennsylvania. 69.30.134. © 2013 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Reproduction, including downloading of Henri Matisse works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Julie Charles is the associate curator of education at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.