Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Feature: Matisse

Christmas Eve 1952 by Matisse

Everyone is all aflutter here in Indianapolis due to the fact that our art museum, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, is going to host an exhibit of Matisse's works this coming fall!  We are going to have color and a splash of Fauvism. I am so stoked.

The Fall of Icarus by Matisse

In 1941 Matisse went through a surgery due to cancer.  After that he was confined to a wheelchair.  While this might have pushed him into a depressive funk instead he experienced a renewed vigor, "une seconde vie" a second life as he put it.  During that time he produced a new body of work made of paper cut outs.  This was the ultimate lemonade out of lemons situation.

Madame de Pompadour by Matisse

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
-Henri Matisse

The Dance by Matisse

1 comment:

  1. This particular language Fauvist plumber along with sculptor Andre Derain was born about June 10, 1880, inside Chatou, Ile-de-France, around London. The dad seemed to be a location councilor along with a cook dedicated pastry generating, which managed to find the money for a consistent training pertaining to his / her kid. Derain, on the other hand, went to classes disdainfully, along with seemed to be some sort of non-performer. With 1898, the musician eventually left pertaining to London to participate an design course from Academie Carriere Painter Matisse


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