Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Beach of Tangier

This painting is called The Beach of Tangier in 1911 by the artist Henri Matisse. Matisse genrally used traditional subjects for his work which included figures in landscape, portraits, and interior views. He is best known for his revolutionary use of brilliant color and exaggerated form to express emotion and made him one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. I thought the use of color was really cool and interesting. Matisse made the town  colorful while the sky was gloomy and dark. The figures aren't depicted well in the picture but the onlooker is still able to tell what it is, which I also found interesting.

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