Food Art: Still Life with Geraniums, painting by Henri Matisse

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Food Art: Still Life with Geraniums, painting by Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse painted “Still Life With Geranium” in 1906, when he was considered the “King of Fauvism.”It was the first Matisse painting to be purchased for a public exhibition.

An everyday subject matter is depicted in primary colors, thus infusing it with energy and emotion. At the same time, it resembles traditional decorative art.

Matisse was the leader of the Fauvist movement, and used vivid, primary colors long before his contemporaries. The colors always lent a sense of turbulent emotion to his work.

The term “Fauve” means literally “wild beast”. Another prominent member of this movement was André Derain.

 

 


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Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, March 10, 2011

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// Simón de Swaan, Simon Says, The Rambling Epicureby Simón de Swaan

Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained.–Maurice de Vlaminck

Maurice de Vlaminck (4 April 1876 – 11 October 1958) was a French painter who, along with André Derain and Henri Matisse, is considered one of the principal figures in the Fauve movement, a group of modern artists who from 1904 to 1908 were united in their use of intense color.

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