I shouldn't have dropped out of Art History back in college.
I am diving deeper into the world of art again while taking an e-course from Jeanne Oliver and am finding new inspiration things I love from the past. I am reminded that I adore art and my favorites include Henri Matisse, Henri Toulouse Lautrec, Marc Chagall, Raul Duffy and current Artists, Lizzie Mara, Cori Dantini, Jeanne Oliver, Janet Hill.
The artists I love tend to have a few things in common-
these ooze femininity and color, sweetness and lovely objects or women.
I plan to do a series feature of my favorite Artists and the first one I pick is Henri Matisse.
I find much inspiration in this piece for using pattern in my own work- the two wallpaper patterns, the two rug patterns the clothing and the tablecloth. It is quite perfect really.
I dare say I find a little home design inspiration in Matisse's work. Perhaps you do too?
The colors in this piece are my favorites. Once again, brilliant mix of patterns and color.
and finally a few words from Matisse:
What I take away from Matisse is his ability to mix strong patterns and colors and to let go and let the whimsy take over. And I want to use his layering of patterns in color in my future work.
Also Matisse makes me want to make add a little more whimsy to my home!
I hope that this post inspires you to think about your favorite art and what inspires you!
to look at my pinterest page of art i love go here.
for more Matisse images, go here where all the images above were taken from.
for a biography on Matisse go here.