Thursday, March 1, 2012

Brooklyn Corner

An 11x14 oil on another Brooklyn corner.

I'm reading John Elderfield's catalog for the 1992 MOMA Matisse restrospective. He has fascinating ideas about what Matisse was after. I need to digest them better. It seems that Matisse wanted to paint a mental reality, and saw copying nature as a straightjacket. I like most of Matisse's paintings, and want to take what is useful and avoid dogma.

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