Polynesia, the sea
The title of my last post was: "Off to the sea".
.Today I found "my sea", dumped along the road,
a poster of Matisse, "Polynesia, the sea", 1946.
Towards the end of his career Matisse used a mixture
of cut-outs in colored paper with gouache and crayon
to overcome the handicaps of age and illness.
The Blue Nudes are a major series of Matisse's final.
In 1947 Matisse created "Jazz", an artist's book of
about one hundred prints based on paper cut-outs.
More information on "Jazz" you find here
|Matiisse, Le Clown, The Clown|
|Matisse, Le Cirque, The circus|
|Matisse Monsieur Loval|
|Matisse, Le Cauchemar de l'Elephant Blanc, |
The nightmare of the white elephant
|Matisse, Le Cheval, l'Ecuyere et le Clown, |
The horse the rider and the clown
|Matisse, Le Loup, Th e Wolf|
|Matisse, Icare, Icarus|
|Matisse, L'Enterrement de Pierrot, The burial of Pierrot|
|Matisse, Les Codomas, Trapeze performers|
|Matisse, La Nageuse dans l'Aquarium, |
The swimmer in the aquarium
|Matisse, L'Avaleur de Sabres, The sword-swallower|
|Matisse, Le Cow-boy, The Cowboy|
|Matisse, Le Lanceur de Couteaux, The Knife Thrower|
|Matisse Le Lagon (III)|
|Matisse Le Tobogan|
|Matisse, Le coeur, Heart|
|Matisse, Formes, Forms|
|Matisse Le Lagon (II)|
|Matisse, Le Destin,The Fate|
|Matisse, Le Lagon, The Lagune|
Yes, I love Matisse's paper cut outs, and Jazz is just luscious! Thanks for reminding me!
Matisse was a genius with colour and light. He is such an inspiration for artists to keep going even when......
LOVE this post. Those cutouts were inspired!!! I have a book of them that I just can't keep my hands off.
J'adore Monsieur Matisse! Merci.
What a wonderful find, roadside, for you! I am just now back on-line after 3 power-less days due to a tropical storm at sea. This post is such a delight. The joy-filled Jazz! Thank you.
I saw these works in a gallery in Scotland years ago.. it was fabulous then and still is in the memory!
Lovely to get to visit your blog again.. . too busy of late!
They are so wonderfully playful, enchanting forms and colours. Amazing that he did them when he was so poorly. It shows that your spirit and creativity mustn't have any limits, even if your body slows down.
thank you for this post.. I did not know this about Matisse.. that near the end he created these cut out shapes.
cut out are the ultimate distillation of the master's chromatic panache. Everything was just pared to the essential beauty.
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