Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Lazy Days with Matisse by k Madison Moore

Lazy Days with Matisse
Inspired by Henri Matisse


©kMadisonMooreMkM 2011

11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series

I know we all have had those days where we feel
like just doing nothing! Nothing but lying around
and relaxing, maybe from a cool breeze in front
of a window, thinking about the future and the 
days to come or what is in store for us?
Wonder what these ladies are thinking about
on their " Lazy Days with Matisse?"

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I was very grateful to one of my collectors for notifying me of an issue I had on the internet. I could have lost this entire portfolio and 8 years of work had he not emailed me with his concerns.
I was so grateful that I sent him this painting as a gift and here is what he said. Thanks so much Tom :)

This was "perfect" timing!!!

My goodness, Madison, you take my breath away!

I would have been pleased beyond words to receive one of your lovely post cards, or a calendar.  But ANOTHER original painting, and such BEAUTIFUL one, I am absolutely THRILLED!!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, and, if I seem ungrateful, THANK YOU!!!  It really is too much, but so VERY generous, and sweet of you.  I certainly have done nothing to deserve this truly wonderful gift, and you really have my full gratitude (and admiration!).  I love the vibrant yellow, reds and, particularly, the wonderful oranges, and the contrasting languishing calm of the women and the sea.  Marvelous!

And the cat, oh the cat!  I came home Wednesday this week to find I had lost my dear cat friend to an infection.  She was such a sweet girl, and I’m quite saddened, as you can imagine, but her memory will now be forever with me in your paining.  The cat on the chair is now named Lexi, so you know.  Your timing, and content, is serendipitous.  She was a black Siamese mix!

You have REALLY surprised (!) me with a gift of bright happiness and solace at a very sad time, and you touch my heart.  It is PERFECT, and you are a dear!

Thanks, Madison, you are generous and wonderful! An “old soul” if I ever met one.

And, one hell of an artist!


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Henri Emile Benoît Matisse was born in a tiny, tumbledown weaver's cottage on the rue du Chêne Arnaud in the textile town of Le Cateau-Cambresis at eight o'clock in the evening on the last night of the year, 31 December 1869 (Le Cateau-Cambrésis  is in the extreme north of  France near the Belgian border).

Matisse’s discovery of his true profession came about in an unusual manner. Following an attack of appendicitis, he began to paint in 1889, when his mother had brought him art supplies during the period of convalescence. He said later, “From the moment I held the box of colors in my hands, I knew this was my life. I threw myself into it like a beast that plunges towards the thing it loves.

Matisse’s uninhibited celebration of women is often believed to have initiated from Cézanne’s painting Three Brothers  (1882) (which he had acquired for himself along with a Van Gogh and a Gauguin). However, Matisse depicts women as nurturing, welcoming, and unlike the forbidding, massive clay-like presence of those of Paul Cezanne.

Matisse died of a heart attack at the age of eighty-four, on November 3, 1954, with Marguerite and Delectorskaya at his side. Lydia Delectorskaya left immediately with the suitcase she had kept packed for fifteen years.

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