Dawn Statue

MIchelangelo, was a likely inspiration for Matisse's Large Reclining Nude. Image courtesy of San Antonio Museum of Art

Dawn, a reclining nude statue by MIchelangelo, was a likely inspiration for Matisse’s Large Reclining Nude. Image courtesy of San Antonio Museum of Art

MIchelangelo, was a likely inspiration for Matisse’s Large Reclining Nude. Image courtesy of San Antonio Museum of Art