Fine Art Friday

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Henri Matisse

Graphically, I am drawn to this work of art. But when I read the title I thought, "But of course!" That the concept could be expressed by such a simple image tickles me.

At the end of his life, Matisse was too weak to stand at an easel and paint, so he took up papercutting and collage. I have always admired his strong need to create--and the determination to take up a new form of expression when he could no longer paint the way he had before. Some of his most famous images come from this time period.

If you'd like to read about Matisse, here's a link to the Webmuseum, Paris. And here is more to read from the Artchive.

Here is another one that I like. A bonus Fine Art Friday for you!

Nuit de Noel

Happy Friday, ya'll!


Oooo...different and beautifu.!

the first reminds me of Japanese horse drawings, though not as refined or graceful. The second, commercial art of the late 50s early 60s.



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