One of the #justDraw challenges is to create a portrait that a camera selfie cannot capture: some artists use colour, patterns, and symbols. First, let’s look at our Big Five to see how they expressed their inner selfs through auto-portraiture… 287 more words
Tags » Henri Matisse
by Jeanette Winter
Beach Lane Books
I picked up Henri’s Scissors because I’ve always been vaguely fascinated by Matisse’s cut paper art work. I say vaguely because I’ve seen numerous pictures of it and thought “Wow, cool.” But I never knew much about him or why he created art in this particular way. 304 more words
Peter Schjeldahl on the beauty of Nice, France, and on Henri Matisse’s stunning paintings created in that city.
“The Alexander Column (Aleksandrovskaia Kolonna), the focal point of Palace Square, was designed by the French-born architect Auguste de Montferrand and built between 1830 and 1834. 571 more words
Surveying the numerous analyses in abstractcritical and Abcrit, it is evident that one subject has occupied the attention of many contributors: that of defining the meaning(s) of the word ‘abstract’. 3,807 more words