‘What first seemed to be signs of monotony were actually the signs of my personality.’ ~ Matisse
‘Scissors can acquire more feeling for line than pencil or charcoal.’ ~ Matisse
“I might be satisfied with a work done at one sitting, but I would soon tire of it; therefore, I prefer to rework it so that later I may recognize it as representative of my state of mind.” ~ Henri Matisse
“I might be satisfied with a work done at one sitting, but i would soon tire of it; therefore, i prefer to rework it so that later i may recognise it as representative of my state of mind.” ~ Henri Matisse
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Matisse, Head, White and Rose, circa 1913/14)
I recently saw a really great piece of work by Vincent Hawkins, a kind of fragmented construction of a painting (Link) which blew me away. Slightly different from the other works i have recently come to know – it has an oddness i find compelling.
The work above is by Matisse. I think there is a slight superficial similarity between the Matisse and Vincent’s painting on a formal level. In each work there are strong vertical forms; warm hues of (salmon) pinks and orange contrasted against greys and blacks. However, what i find the most striking about the two is an ‘oddness’, which really adds to my enjoyment.