|Portrait of Madame Matisse (Green-stripe), 1905, Henri Matisse|
The piece pictured above radically influenced art. Matisse, a Fauvist, used a simple green stripe down his wife's face, and critics hated it. Its cryptic meaning did not cater to their old-school tastes. The artists of the time, however, loved it. In fact, many of them began to put a green stripe on the faces they painted as a cultural reference to this piece. Some are featured below...
|Portrait de Marie Therese, 1937, Pablo Picasso|
|This is a modern piece by Joseph Garnett, see here|
|Marie-Therese Walter, 1937, Pablo Picasso|
Each of these people made a clear reference to Matisse's work, and Picasso may have even been referencing Matisse's wife as the subject by painting his mistress.