Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thoughts on MATISSE (basically, paint like a retarded child)

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Henri Matisse 1869-1954: The Green Stripe

Color is a shortcut to the viewer bypassing the intellectual connection to western art. Matisse acted more on instinct and would bombard the viewer with color. the Color in "The Green Stripe" matisse painting is extremely saturated with a double complementary color scheme, two major complements on the color wheel. He uses color alone to express all the conflict and taking advantage of the fact that color has its own value (yellow is lighter and less opaque while blues are darker and more opaque) the two complements of high chroma create conflict through optical vibration.

1869 - 1954: Woman with Hat

Very artificial acidic bright colors with simple composition. If colors describe her character does that mean she is artificial and scattered?

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