Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wiki & Abstracts (no.3) - Henri Matisse

When viewing an artist's work, we have a chance to take a step into their world. In a way it is like stepping into an alternative reality, their reality; how they see the world and their perception of it. A famous artist who defines this is Expressionist painter Henri Matisse. Matisse used extremely stylized forms and powerful colors to paint his experience of the world.

Matisse used COLOR is a extreme way to convey EMOTION.

Portrait of Madame Matisse (The Green Line) - 1905

In this painting Matisse expresses emotion in the colors he chooses to paint his wife's portrait. This is his experience of how he sees his wife in this moment and this glance.

The Open Window - 1905

This painting is another of Matisse's perceptions of the world, in this case a view from a window.

"I don't paint that table, but I paint the emotion it produces on me" - Henri Matisse

Want to see even more of Matisse's perceptions of the world?

Matisse at Work. Can't understand the dialogue, but it's still cool to see an art master doing his thing!

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