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Henri Matisse

An Art Party Hop Wrap Up!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 03.10.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

The Los Angeles art scene is booming! As an arts writer, each weekend I attempt to see as many exhibitions as possible.

The Cemeteries Are Empty

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 02.17.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

In 2010, I took a trip to Chicago to visit the Art Institute's new section on Matisse, titled 'Radical Invention'.

Castle in the Air

See.Place | Posted 12.01.2015 | Travel
See.Place

By Rory Winston Expounding upon the true nature of art, the late impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir was quoted saying, "First it must be indescribab...

Artists Need to Make Peace With the Academic Life

Daniel Grant | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

It is said that when the Italian Renaissance artist Verrocchio saw the work of his student, Leonardo da Vinci, he decided to quit painting since he knew that his work had certainly been surpassed.

A Dozen Reasons Art Lovers Should Be in Scandinavia Right Now

MutualArt | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

From the historical to the contemporary, from city centers to the far-flung reaches of the Arctic Circle, there is an abundance of events and exhibitions drawing art lovers to the northernmost reaches of Europe.

New York City Summer Samplings

Sharon Hoge | Posted 07.06.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Here today; gone tomorrow. Summer subsides all too soon, it seems -- taking with it this year, a number of notable exhibits on temporary view in New York City. Interrupt your summer strolls to catch these shows due to be dismantled once the season changes.

A Gorgeous Collaboration Between Two Great Modernist Artists

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts

What happens when two of the 20th century’s greatest artists team up to produce a gold-embossed, illustrated book? That book's value, just $15 in 19...

A Visit to Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs, On Closing Weekend

Nana Meriwether | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Nana Meriwether

After enduring intense surgery for his cancer, Matisse was bed- and chair-ridden and could no longer cultivate works through traditional methods of drawing and sculpting. And so he picked up a pair of scissors and inevitably birthed a new medium of art.

Happy Birthday To Henri Matisse, Master Of The Paper Cutout

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.02.2015 | Arts

Today is the birthday of French painter, printmaker, sculptor, and scissor-wielder extraordinaire, Henri Matisse. The Fauvist artist and original spor...

Helena Rubinstein at the Jewish Museum: Mascara for the Masses

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In a week when talk focused on the revamping of Renee Zellweger's face, whether or not the Oscar winning actress went generic with plastic surgery, a ...

Is This the Most Important Photograph of the 20th Century?

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

At the time of William Eggleston's exhibition, color was shunned in serious photography circles. Until then photographers used color only for advertising and journalism, and it was widely despised by the mainstream art world of the time.

10 Quotes On What Inspires Creativity, And What Most Definitely Does Not

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.12.2014 | Arts

Creativity is phenomenon that occurs when something new, be it an image, an idea, an invention, or some combination thereof, comes into being. Whether...

A Texas State of Mind

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 10.06.2014 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Austin is a creative, constantly evolving city. Everything you've heard about it is true. With vibrant entertainment and culture, inspiring cuisine and stunning outdoor settings, Austin lets you create a soundtrack all your own.

Why You Should

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Aurelia Condrat

Sometimes our wishes come true; other times things simply do not go as we would like them to. Who didn't fail at least once in his life? These are not tragedies, they are hardships. You keep on trying your best until you succeed.

Artists Must Make Peace With the Academic Life

Daniel Grant | Posted 07.13.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Teaching now obliges an artist to instruct others in techniques and styles that, at times, may be wholly opposed to his or her own work.

A Nod to Matisse

Domingo Zapata | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Domingo Zapata

Presently, I have a solo exhibition showing at Lab Art Gallery in Los Angeles, "A Nod to Matisse". My intention was to pay a great homage to the ...

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Power of Limits

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Linda Noble Topf

It has always fascinated me that creativity and positive thinking are often born out of limitation. When there is adversity, it seems, we humans have all the greater incentive to work out ingenious ways to overcome obstacles, protect ourselves from harm, and chart new territory.

When Art Framed War

Louise Mirrer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Louise Mirrer

Americans responded to the art in the Armory Show with excitement, confusion, and dismay. Some members of the press called the exhibition's Gallery I, with its European modernist works, a "Chamber of Horrors."

The Armory Show at 100: Still a "Must See" for New Yorkers

Henry Miller | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Henry Miller

The New York Historical Society's blockbuster exhibition -- "The Armory Show at 100" -- runs through February 23. A major feature of the arts season l...

Happy Birthday Henri Matisse!

Posted 12.31.2013 | Arts

In honor of Henri Matisse's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the bir...

Conclaves, Pheromones and the Pure Religion

Marie Woolf | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Marie Woolf

A whole past of faith and of beauty emerges in front of our eyes thanks to watercolours brushed by a hand of an artist, responsible for love.

Armory Show Legacy Benefits Museum of Modern Art

Liz Goldner | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Liz Goldner

The 100-year anniversary of the 1913 New York Armory Show on February 17th brings new light to the history of modern art in this country and to the creation of MoMA. The exhibition's goal was to bring before the public art "usually neglected by current shows."

Pair Sentenced For Trying To Sell Stolen Painting In SoBe

Posted 01.23.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- The pair who pled guilty to trying to sell a stolen Matisse painting to undercover FBI agents in South Beach have been sentenced, according t...

Two Sentenced For Trying To Sell Stolen Matisse

Reuters | Nicholas Wapshott | Posted 01.23.2013 | Arts

A Florida man and a Mexican woman were sentenced to prison terms on Tuesday for trying to sell a stolen painting by French master Henri Matisse a deca...

Happy Birthday, Henri Matisse!

Posted 12.31.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of French painter, printmaker and sculptor, Henri Matisse. The Fauvist painter, famous for his mastery of expressive color, woul...