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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Follow Up Finds

Following up on the post about posters (Matisse posters, specifically), here's a peek at some of the ceramics commissioned by Tate for the museum's gift shop wares offered in conjunction with the much-anticipated show, Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs. Color is primarily what links the new pieces to the 20th century master. Sue Ure's orange bowl, pictured above, is characterized by softly gradated shades of orange.

To me, these gradations recall the hand-painting on Matisse's scissor-sculpted forms.

But the color-blocked Jansen + Co. mugs suggest Matisse's famous juxtapositions, notably green with blue and pink with orange.

 [From TASCHEN's Henri Matisse: Cut-Outs- Drawing With Scissors.]

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