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Friday, 14 May 2010

Inspired By Matisse

Did you see the wonderful art programme on the BBC last Sunday, Modern Masters, featuring the work of Matisse?
If you didn't manage to see it, it's available to view on iplayer.
See here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sfsnd/hd/Modern_Masters_Matisse/
I was fascinated to learn how Matisse developed his work and how it changed dramatically when he moved to the South of France.
Influenced by the startling bright colours of the Cote d'Azure he revolutionized the way artists used colour.
This programme is a series of four, I have yet to see the first about Andy Warhol and I'm looking forward to seeing the next on Picasso.
So this piece is inspired by the way Matisse used colour in a Kayla coo kind of way!

18 comments:

Jasmine said...

I certainly did. Matisse is a legend isn't he! I love his stained glass and the chapel. I can completely relate to the fact that a non religious person could invest that much time and energy into something religious for another person. He had a lot of respect and selflessy thought about the best way to show his gratitude to the nun that cared for him.

I love your new brooch.

Did you see genius design? It is still on catch up if you missed it.

Eve-Lune said...

Quelle jolie surprise au détour d'un blog ! J'aime beaucoup ces "pastilles", surtout celle de Matisse que je trouve riche en couleurs...
So cut !

Kaye Turner said...

Yes, I enjoyed the programme very much. The new brooch is fabulous.

méri said...

Beautiful! I love Matisse too. Who doesn't?

Threadspider said...

Matisse has not featured much in my education so far-you have inspired me to go and do some research. Lovely brooch-matisse inspired but still very "you".

Amelia said...

I saw it, I saw it! Thanks to you.

This is lovely work, I do wish I had more time to make at the moment, but I guess it will come . . .

If this comes through twice it is because the first time it said there was an error!

Amelia.x

Julia said...

I didn't see the program unfortunately but I have to say that your latest work seems to have captured the essence of those colours you mentioned very well - the blue really sets alight all the others, its wonderful!

Julia x

Alexandra Mason said...

I love this series and i love your brooch. I'm really looking forward to the Picasso one. Have a great weekend xx

artymess said...

Yes it was certainly an inspiring programme although I have always loved his work ....yes I think we are going to see more Matisse inspired pieces of work .......Lorna

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I missed it, I dont watch television that much so I didnt even see any adverts for it!:0(
Thank you for the link, I will try and watch it over the weekend and certainly watch Picasso on Sunday.
Lovely brooch!

Claire said...

Another lovely brooch, stunning colours and I love the handstitching around the sun.
I haven't seen the program on Matisse but it sounds very interesting, shall have to keep an eye out for it

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Kayla Coo. your Matisse impression is lovely and bright. I love it. Hugs Judy

Frances Tyrrell said...

Haven't seen the show yet, it will eventually run over here, but certainly know that you have captured the spirit of it in your stitches.

éoline said...

Thank you for these summer colors! Your trees are always fascinating.
Unable to watch the BBC program if you do
not reside in the UK! Bad....Matisse was born in the North of France like me ;-)

A Time to Dance said...

I think I saw those programmes are they repeats? I loved them, there was also a wonderful programme about Van Gough recently that was fab, they all had such sad lives and never knew their worth...

Dee / Cloth Company said...

i love the large red stitches in concentric circles around the sun -- you keep finding ways to vary these pieces in unexpected and lovely ways!

acornmoon said...

yes, each one has been very good. I like you take on his work too, or maybe its just the sun shining for once! Either way it is very Kayla Coo.

Jane said...

Oh yes I saw it too, it's been a lovely series and I really enjoyed it and shall miss it now it's over.
I love the little drawings that Andy Warhole did early on in his career, so delicate.