Friday, September 7, 2007

Matisse at the Pushkin

This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's unique artistic idea, his 3-D Shaped Stretched Canvas paintings, on his website at

Today's photo is one of my favorite Henri Mattise paintings from the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, "Nasturtiums And The Dance," painted in 1912. This was apparently painted before "The Dance" left his studio. It's a large and colorful painting, very typical of Matisse.

Last night I went to two gallery openings, one for my friend Antonio Puri at Rosemont College, and one for Erica Brown at The Arts Scene. Puri showed strong work consisting of 6 large scale paintings. They were all non-objective and very well received. Erica's paintings were, by comparison, small, but quite interesting, and reflected her Tyler Art School training.

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