Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Summer Breeze on The Rivera by k Madison Moore, Matisee Inspired Painting

Summer Breeze on The Rivera
Inspired by Henri Matisse


14 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series


I guess it is a known fact how much I love Matisse
and his use of brilliant colors and mixed patterns.
This painting it totally Matisse with my impression of
elements from five of his paintings accept
for the chaise lounge. It is always so much
fun to paint with Matisse. 

This is also a nice size square of 14 x 14
and would look great in one of my custom floater
frames that you can see Here, maybe in a brilliant color!

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Henri Matisse

Matisse, Master of Color
The art of our century has been dominated by two men: Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. They are artists of classical greatness, and their visionary forays into new art have changed our understanding of the world. Matisse was the elder of the two, but he was a slower and more methodical man by temperament and it was Picasso who initially made the greater splash. Matisse, like Raphael , was a born leader and taught and encouraged other painters, while Picasso, like Michelangelo, inhibited them with his power: he was a natural czar.
Matisse's artistic career was long and varied, covering many different styles of painting from Impressionism to near Abstraction. Early on in his career Matisse was viewed as a Fauvist, and his celebration of bright colors reached its peak in 1917 when he began to spend time on the French Riviera at Nice and Vence. Here he concentrated on reflecting the sensual color of his surroundings and completed some of his most exciting paintings. In 1941 Matisse was diagnosed as having duodenal cancer and was permanently confined to a wheelchair. It was in this condition that he completed the magnificent Chapel of the Rosary in Vence.
Matisse's art has an astonishing force and lives by innate right in a paradise world into which Matisse draws all his viewers. He gravitated to the beautiful and produced some of the most powerful beauty ever painted. He was a man of anxious temperament, just as Picasso, who saw him as his only rival, was a man of peasant fears, well concealed. Both artists, in their own fashion, dealt with these disturbances through the sublimation of painting: Picasso destroyed his fear of women in his art, while Matisse coaxed his nervous tension into serenity. He spoke of his art as being like "a good armchair"-- a ludicrously inept comparison for such a brilliant man-- but his art was a respite, a reprieve, a comfort to him. Matisse initially became famous as the “King of the Fauves ”, an inappropriate name for this
 gentlemanly intellectual: there was no wildness in him, though there was much passion. He is an awesomely controlled artist, and his spirit, his mind, always had the upper hand over the "beast" of Fauvism.


Delilah said...

Great work, this nude is really staying cool

k Madison Moore said...

I know, isn't she. Wonder what they see from the other side of the street? I thought of that when I finished it! lol!

M :)

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