Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Luxe, Calme et Volupté --Matisse

Luxe, Calme et Volupté is a painting that was done by Henri Matisse in 1904. This is an oil painting. I found the painting so interesting because of the technique that was used. It is called the "division" technique. The division technique "was the characteristic style in Neo-Impresssionist painting defined by the separation of colors into individual dots or patches which interacted optically." I tend to agree with this. I think that it makes the painting stand out. It is classified as one of his most important works and I can definitely see why. I really loved the colors that Matisse used especially and that is why I was particularly drawn to this work. 

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