creativity takes courage...

LA LEÇON DE PIANOHenri Matisse
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La Leçon de Piano by Henri Matisse
will appear in Sotheby's London 
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening sale on 3 February.  
It has been 90 years since it's last entrance to the market.  

Sotheby's has created a charming short film 
based on the reflections and memories 
from a hypothetical Matisse. 

If you would like to slip into Matisse's world 
and feel inspired, I encourage you 
to watch the film clip below. 




To view on You Tube.. view here
To go behind the scenes 
to see this film come to life... view here

Words to ponder..

"Exactitude is not truth
I do not literally paint a piano
but the emotion it produces upon me.
Seek the strongest colour effect possible...
the content is of no importance
With colour, one obtains an energy
that seems to stem from magic.

It has bothered me all my life
That I do not paint like everybody else,
but...
Creativity takes courage.
Cling to that freshness of vision
which is characteristic of extreme youth
when all the world is new to it.

I slowly discovered the secret of my art.
What it its?
Well...
Would it not be best...
to leave room to mystery?"

I feel inspired...how about you?

The Parakeet and the Mermaid
Henri Matisse, 1952
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If you are feeling the urge 
to grab a pair of scissors
and 
 a bundle of bright colourful paper.. 
you might like to read about 
Matisse's technique here

Happy Creating!

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