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#103. Emyr Williams writes on Space in Painting (part 2)

In my earlier article on Space in Painting and Sculpture, I wrote about a studio reflection on what I was trying to get out of colour, and I proposed that the space that can be achieved in a painting is related to the size of the work, but is not in any way compromised by it. 1,583 more words

Henri Matisse

Something I am still thinking about...

This is Matisse revealed something about Matisse I never knew or even thought about, which is how conflicted Matisse was. Picasso acquired a piece from Matisse’s Morocco trip when he was confined to his room, Picasso could not understand how a piece that was so vibrant and happy looking could be painted by someone so miserable. 32 more words

Fauvism - 'The art of wild beasts'

A major event in twentieth century art was the 1905 Salon d’Autumne  with its scandalous ‘Fauve’ paintings.

The paintings were considered by most to be irredeemably ugly with their bold dashes of colour, which bore little resemblance to the actual colours of their subjects. 1,974 more words

Art Appreciation

Flower of the Day

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them”

by Henri Matisse

Photographing any type of flower equals happiness to me.  I love the smell of their fragrance, the feel of their petals, and of course their color.  29 more words


#101. David Sweet writes on 'O', 'G', 'D' and Flat Painting

I wanted to try to say something about space in abstract painting. Not the sort of abstract painting that is crowded with marks and visual events, so numerous they almost force the retina to see ‘depth’ as a coping strategy, but rather paintings that employ relatively few, relatively simple elements: Paintings that look flat. 3,225 more words

Henri Matisse

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment at International Center of Photography (ICP), May 23 - September 2, 2018

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment examines Cartier-Bresson’s influential publication, widely considered to be one of the most important photobooks of the twentieth century. Pioneering for its emphasis on the photograph itself as a unique narrative form, The Decisive Moment was described by Robert Capa as “a Bible for photographers.” Originally titled Images à la Sauvette (“images on the run”) in the French, the book was published in English with a new title, The Decisive Moment, which unintentionally imposed the motto which would define Cartier-Bresson’s work. 187 more words