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News: Matisse and his Radical Invention

enri Matisse.  The Moroccans. Issy-les-Moulineaux, late 1915 and fall 1916. Oil on canvas. 71 3/8" x 9' 2" (181.3 x 279.4 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Marx copyright 2010 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

 Matisse is most universally famous for his bright use of colour and flowing lines but there was a period in his life where that wasn’t always the case. When Matisse first burst onto the scene, he was an innovator whose painting was a radical revelation. However, with the advent of Cubism and the likes of Picasso hot on his heels, ... Read More »

News: Art From Picture Books, Chicago


A new exhibition has opened in Chicago’s Art Institute which takes a look at the sometimes overlooked, yet beautiful illustrations in children’s books. The show entitled Everyday Adventures Growing Up: Art from Picture Books, highlights three different illustrators, Nancy Carlson, Peter McCarty, and Timothy Basil Ering. About the artists from the museum’s website: Nancy Carlson, award-winning illustrator of more than ... Read More »

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