Waiting for The Man in The Moon
Inspired by Matisse
11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas
Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series
I was surprised to find that Matisse actually painted realism
and nudes in black and white. This pretty lady is my impression
of one of his black and white nudes but with the facial expression
and features changed.
I thought she would be great in front of a very bold black,
white and red background. Her pet cat is the only cat I could find
that Matisse painted. I have used this little guy a few times. I think
he is so funny! Our Lady here must be a Matisse fan as well
with her framed painting of one of his red nudes.
There are two glasses of wine poured while she is Waiting
for The Man in The Moon. Why isn't he there?
What is he waiting for?
The Man in the Moon is an imaginary figure resembling a human face, head or body, that observers from some cultural backgrounds typically perceive in the bright disc of the Full moon. The figure is composed of the dark areas (the lunar maria or "seas") and lighter highlands of the lunar surface.
"The Man in the Moon" can also refer to a mythological character said to live on or in the moon, but who is not necessarily represented by the markings on the face of the moon.
Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship
He was the most important French painter of the 20th century, rivaling Picasso in his influence.
His background was diverse. He studied under Bougureau and Gustave Moreau and experimented with Pointillism, which he found rigidly confining. Later, building on the work of Cezanne and Gauguin, he and Andra Derain developed Fauvism, a much freer and more expressive style of painting which was in fact the forerunner of Expressionism.