Friday, October 2, 2015

The Dream in Red by Pablo Matisse

Dream in Red, 2015 (SOLD)
Pablo Matisse
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 together!”
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.

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