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The Hidden Self 

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


Merci M. Matisse!

It is Friday.  July is more than half over.  I feel a bit of panic. 433 more words

Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter

Henri’s Scissors
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

Finding Solace in Henri Matisse’s Nice - The New Yorker

Peter Schjeldahl on the beauty of Nice, France, and on Henri Matisse’s stunning paintings created in that city.

Source: Finding Solace in Henri Matisse’s Nice – The New Yorker… 11 more words

For Artists

The Hermitage Museum: Modern Art, St. Petersburg, Russia

“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

St. Petersburg

#37. Tim Scott writes on Abcrit, Caro and Abstract Sculpture

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

Henri Matisse