Femme assise ou Le modèle ou La jeune femme, 1944-1954 Oil on canvas 146 x 114 cm
La Femme assise could be the painter’s wife, Denise. Denise was Théodore’s favourite model and through his paintings of her one can clearly trace the artist’s stylistic evolution. In this painting, the young woman, melancholy and sensuous, is sitting on a stool in a very geometrical environment. Without abandoning figurative representation, Strawinsky does betray his admiration for Picasso, Braque and Matisse.