Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Matisse on uTube

 Interior with aubergines, 1922 

I decided to post videos for my next post in the week of celebrating Matisse. I was disappointed to find so little on him at uTube but I guess I should not be surprised. Even now, he's much less known than Picasso. Or, people recognize the art, as in the cut-outs for "Jazz" but they don't know the artist's name.

Journalist Alastair Sooke sets out to discover just how much the artist Henri Matisse has influenced our modern lives. (6 parts)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1AaJ_pw8i4

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlnBcaZEGb0

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