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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: 100 Million Euro Art Heist

Le pigeon aux petits-pois

Early this morning at the Paris Modern Art Museum, one brazen thief stole five paintings right off the wall. The works include ‘Le pigeon aux petits-pois” (The Pigeon with the Peas) an ochre and brown Cubist oil painting by Pablo Picasso, valued an estimated €23 million, “La Pastorale” (Pastoral), an oil painting of nudes on a hillside by Henri Matisse ... Read More »

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