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The soul music

In a corner
a man sits alone.
Music is playing softly.

He sits alone
looking through
a blurry window,

like he’s calling
the rain
in his eyes. 60 more words


Dance II by Henri Matisse (1910)

In 1907, Pablo Picasso painted Les Demoiselles D’Avignon. In this shocking and aggressively sexual masterpiece, Picasso depicted what he viewed as the reality of human existence after the refined and artificial decorum of 20th century French society had been removed. 471 more words

Art History

My friend Henri

Henri Matisse

Even as a child, Matisse’s work has been a favorite. I delight in his experimental use of line and space. To me, his art always made sense, and not even in a logical way. 62 more words


red - rouge - rot - rosso - rojo

I am having a love affair with red at the moment. Maybe it’s a winter thing.

As I indulge myself cruising around artstack, pinterest… 255 more words

Inspiration | Aspiration

The Fauves: An Orgy of Colour

Fauvism is a word derived from the French meaning “Wild Beasts”.

Louis Vauxcelles, a critic, at the Salon d’Automne in Paris in 1906, off-handedly called a small group of exhilarating painters “les fauves”. 124 more words