Monday, February 17, 2014

Girl with a black cat

Perhaps the greatest painter of the 20th century who has not appeared in my blog yet: Henri Matisse (1868-1954). As the leading figure of Les Fauves (the wild ones), the French counterpart for my favourite German expressionists, he should be one my shortlist of great painters, but I find myself warming to his art rather slowly. But as time goes by, more and more of his works appeal to me, for instance this one created in 1910. More on Matisse in the linked Wikipedia article.