The Kick-About #38 ‘White Alga On Orange & Red’

Some thoughts on the cutouts of Matisse this week.

Red's Kingdom


Our last Kick-About together introduced me to an artist I didn’t know, Peter Mungkuri, whose monochromatic and illustrative paintings simplified plant forms in feathery marks and concentric circles. This week it’s Matisse, an artist with whom we’re likely more familiar, but whose cut-outs remind us of the joy of colour, form and working directly. But just before you settle down to enjoy this week’s showcase of new works made in a short time, a few words of congratulation to regular Kick-Abouter, Brisbane-based artist, James Randall, whose painting,Card Players, is a finalist in the 2021 Brisbane Portrait Prize. Boom! Congratulations, James.


Phil Cooper

Matisse said collage was like ‘drawing with scissors’. Having been using collage to make images for quite a few years now, I know what he means. There’s something very direct and liberating about snipping away and playing with cut up paper. I find I…

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7 responses to “The Kick-About #38 ‘White Alga On Orange & Red’”

  1. philgomm says :

    Many thanks, Kerfe! 😀

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  2. Claudia McGill says :

    I love your artwork for this challenge. I like the thought of these colorful disguised personalities.

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  3. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Superb artwork, Marta and nice challenge taken.

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  4. calmkate says :

    I absolutely love this artwork and so chuffed to hear a Brisbane artist is doing well!

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