Inspired by Henri Matisse]
Painting with The Masters
Masters Studio's Series
14 x 18 Interior Oil Painting on Canvas
I have been wanting to do paintings of studios that I image
for the Masters. This is the first. The fun part of this is that
these are interiors that I picture the Master would be painting
and creating in and not the real artists studios.
I did research several of the Masters studios. There are not
really many photos of their studios and the photos that I did find
were so dull and drab. Made me wonder how they created in such
This is my studio for Matisse looking out over the colorful rooftops of
France with the Eiffel tower in the back ground and a big flowering tree
in front of the large window. He was born in France and worked most
of his life there. I can picture him here.
Hanging on the walls are my impression of some of my very favorite
Matisse paintings. I can image Matisse sitting in this comfy chair by the
window or standing behind that easel painting this cute little lady.
Studio Matisse - Paris France
Initially trained as a lawyer, Matisse developed an interest in art only at age twenty-one. In 1891, he moved to Paris to study art and followed the traditional nineteenth-century academic path.
Discovering manifold artistic movements that coexisted or succeeded one another on the dynamic Parisian artistic scene, such as Neo Classicism, Realism, Impressionism and Neo-Ompressionism, he began to experiment with a diversity of styles, employing new kinds of brushwork, light, and composition to create his own pictorial language.
In the autumn of 1917, Matisse traveled to Nice in the south of France, and eventually settled there for the rest of his life. The years 1917–30 are known as his early Nice period, when his principal subject remained the female figure or an odalisque dressed in oriental costume or in various stages of undress, depicted as standing, seated, or reclining in a luxurious, exotic interior of Matisse's own creation. These paintings are infused with southern light, bright colors, and a profusion of decorative patterns. They emanate a hothouse atmosphere suggestive of a harem.