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Il y a des fleurs partout pour qui veut bien les voir.  — Henri Matisse

(There are flowers everywhere for whoever really wants to see them.) 102 more words


"I paint the way some people write their autobiography..."

“I paint the way some people write their autobiography. The paintings, finished or not, are the pages of my journal, and as such they are valid.”

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The Joy of Life by Henri Matisse

Hey Everyone,

This week’s highlight art piece is:

Le bonheur de vVivre (The Joy of Life),c. October 1905-March 1906,| Henri Matisse 

This art piece was created in the 20th century representing the fauvism art style, which is expressed through vivid expressionistic and nonnaturalistic use of color . 129 more words


The Menil Collection

Last weekend Derek and I spent a Saturday afternoon checking out the Menil Collection, which is the largest private art collection in the gallery.

I was not allowed to take pictures inside the galleries, but photos were allowed in the corridors. 194 more words


The Art Books of Henri Matisse at Portland Museum of Art, October 7 - December 31, 2016

“Artist’s books—limited-edition publications featuring original works of art—became increasingly popular in Paris during the first decades of the 20th century, when a growing group of educated, bourgeois collectors sought new ways to acquire works by leading contemporary artists. 366 more words


Copy the Great Masters - André Derain

Image sourced from http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~eshaw/art.htm accessed 9/10/2016

What is it?

“Big Ben” painted by André Derain in 1908

How was this painting done?

André Derain applied paint in small dabs and dashes and he often used the combination of fiery oranges, yellows, greens and purple.  349 more words