|LA LEÇON DE PIANOHenri Matisse|
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,
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?
Would it not be best...
to leave room to mystery?"
I feel inspired...how about you?
|The Parakeet and the Mermaid|
Henri Matisse, 1952
If you are feeling the urge
to grab a pair of scissors
a bundle of bright colourful paper..
you might like to read about
Matisse's technique here