Dream in Red, 2015 (SOLD)
Acrylic on canvas original (after H. Matisse and P. Picasso):
20” x 16”
In the original, Harmony in red, Matisse used a technique deployed by
the impressionists to create an illusion of space by giving everything
equal importance. In this painting I’m denying the viewer the fun of
visual meandering by making Le Reve the focal point of the painting.
Marie-Therese said that when they met Picasso grabbed her by the arm
and said, “I’m Picasso. You and I are going to do great things
Little did she know that Picasso had an ambivalence towards the women
he loved. Marie-Thérèse, Olga, Françoise, Dora Maar… all sacrificied at
the altar of Picasso’s art. “For me there are only two kinds of women,
goddesses and doormats”. Said Picasso.