Matisse: Inventing Abstraction

Image coming soon.

Tyler Green laments the abscence of paintings by Henri Matisse in the exhibition Inventing Abstraction: 1910 – 1925 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, on view from December 23, 2012–April 15, 2013.

Green writes: "Much in the coming abstraction — in particular its bright, shining hues — is descended from Matisse… Leaving the tricky question of foundation for another time, it could be argued that Matisse pushed harder toward abstraction than Picasso did." Green convincingly cites Matisse's paintings Palm Leaf, Tangier (1912), French Window at Collioure (1914), Composition, Issy-les-Moulineaux (1915) and Shaft of Sunlight, the Woods of Trivaux (1917) as proof.

Related Post

Related posts coming soon.

Related Artist

Related artists coming soon.

Related Topic

Related tags coming soon.