Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Matisse Musing

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Purple Robe and Anemones
by Henri Matisse

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


Ivy in Flower

It has bothered me
all my life that
I do not paint 

Harmony in Red

takes courage.

He who loves,
Blue Nude II
flies, runs, and rejoices;
he is free
and nothing holds him back.

Still Life with Vase of Flowers and Plate of Fruit

My curves
        are not crazy.

Matisse Bio:

In NYC?  Don't miss
Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917
July 18–October 11, 2010

About the exhibit, from Art Institute of Chicago.  Don't miss the videos of Matisse drawing and painting.  The painting video is particularly interesting because it ramps down into slow motion.  How cool is that -to watch his creative approach and connection between eye, mind, brush, and finally canvas.

A short interview with the show's curator:

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