Matisse’s Chair

matisse shell chair s

The Boston Museum of Art has an exhibit of the works of Matisse along with many of the objects he used in his drawings and paintings.  He found this chair in an antique store and had to have it.  What a find…the arms are eels!

matisse early collage s

I went to Boston this weekend to visit my daughter and see the show.  You can never get too much Matisse in my opinion (having this year also been to see him in Baltimore and Montclair).  And there are always works I haven’t seen before, like one of his first collages, above.  I like how he drew/painted the objects and then cut them out and arranged them.

cut out textile screen s

There were some beautiful textiles, like this North African cut screen.

matisse porrait s

And of course he drew from his textile collection to drape the models for his portraits.

matisse still life s

I love the vibrant colors in the still life above.

matisse paper cut out s

And I had never seen this paper cut out before.

burial urn s

The museum is good for wandering.  Suddenly you’re in a room with this burial urn from Mesoamerica.  That’s a bat on top.

botticelli baby jesus s

Botticelli…luminous.

john wilson mlk s

John Wilson’s Martin Luther King Jr. prints were a highlight.

eldzier cortor print s

Eldzier Cortor, another African American artist in the museum’s collection, shaped many of his print plates.  This one is full of visions.

terry winters print group s

There was a small show of the prints of Terry Winters, another favorite of mine.  I always want to recreate his organic visions in stitch.

And we didn’t even get to the Monets!  Next visit…

 

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12 responses to “Matisse’s Chair”

  1. First Night Design says :

    Love the portrait under the screen!

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  2. Victo Dolore says :

    Boston’s is one of my favorite art museums!

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  3. Jodi says :

    Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Jill Kuhn says :

    Thanks for letting me tag along… your photos are awesome! Wow! So much to see! 🙂

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  5. merrildsmith says :

    Lovely–and a fun day. I have a daughter in Boston, too, and we both love going to museums. 🙂
    You saw so many cool things!

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  6. davisbrotherlylove says :

    Sounds like a great trip, K. Thank you for sharing!

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