Thursday, January 24, 2008

Early Matisse "Still Life"

Artist Kiki Smith was scheduled to speak at U Penn yesterday and artist Jay Rolfe was one of 500 people registered to attend. Alas, less than 36 hours before, the talk was cancelled with an email message saying Kiki had the flu. That was disappointing.

Today's photo is an early Matisse, from 1901, before he got into color, line, and form, when he was still doing traditional paintings in a traditional and somewhat impressionistic way and earning money copying old master paintings at the Louvre. It is titled "Still Life" and is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

That's 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 innovative 3-D Shaped Stretched Canvas paintings, on his website at Artist Jay Rolfe uses vibrant color, 3-D, recognizable shape, and huge size to reveal beauty, touch emotion in a positive way, and create an Uplifting Conversation Piece.

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