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Drawing with Scissors: An Introduction to Henri Matisse (Part 2)

On day one, we explored body trace drawings and painted with contrasting colours. For this, we referenced Matisse’s figure painting work from his early years, abstract collage and painting as he broke away from realistic forms to discovering a body of work in the abstract. 159 more words

Travelling Drawing Room

Drawing with Scissors: An Introduction to Henri Matisse (Part 1)

I’ve just returned from Mumbai where I had been for a weekend workshop titled Drawing With Scissors, which I structured as an introduction and exploration of the works of Henri Matisse to children aged 5-7. 495 more words

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Weekend Reading

There is a couple of week’s reading to catch up on as I have been preoccupied with a several new Len Lye exhibitions, notably the new exhibition opening at Christchurch Art Gallery, … 265 more words

Memory and Painting

Matisse, his Notes of a Painter he does not endorse working purely from nature or purely from imagination. He states, “… I think that one can judge the vitality and power of an artist who, after having received impressions directly from the spectacle of nature, is able to organize his sensations to continue his work in the same frame of mind on different days, and to develop these sensations…” (from… 70 more words

Personal Stories

Rescued Cacti

For the longest time, the bowl of cacti sat by the side of the house. Most of the other plants in my cactus/succulent garden had died. 166 more words

Personal Stories

#74. Alan Gouk writes on Key Paintings of the 20th Century: a Musée Imaginaire (Part 1).

“First the Giants, then the pygmies.”   Elie Faure

I could have begun with a painting by Rubens, one of Cézanne‘s favourite painters, his Susannah and the Elders… 7,996 more words

Henri Matisse

Feats of simplicity: the drawings of Henri Matisse

French Realist painter Edgar Degas once commented that ‘drawing is not what you see but what you must make others see.’ This statement may have held true for Degas, but it is certainly accurate of the drawings of Henri Matisse. 773 more words

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