In the opening film of the Henri Matisse film program Matisse is asked what was the most enjoyable period in his life. He answers: “The messy times! When I wasn’t selling my paintings,…
Wednesday 7 December 2011
Monday 5 December 2011
Margaret Olley was an important benefactor and tremendous supporter of the Queensland Art Gallery and this proposed gift – a bronze sculpture of a dancer by Edgar Degas, called Dancer looking at the…
Wednesday 30 November 2011
Of course there is no single answer, but on average, exhibitions of the scale and breadth of ‘Matisse: Drawing life’ take years rather than months. In this case it is most certainly years….
Tuesday 29 November 2011
Henri Matisse wrote a number of short treatises on his own work which reveal his thoughts, theories and aims for his art. This quote is a particularly interesting one as it goes some…