Monday, 5 November 2012

Matisse at the National Gallery



The other weekend I visited the exhibition of Matisse at the National Gallery of Denmark together with my husband. The focus of the exhibition was on the process of the famous french artist. Henri Matisse remained innovative and curious through his carrier. He tried different approaches and styles, and I found it interesting to see the development in his art -  he painted often same motives, cutting details, experimenting with light, colors, shadows ... focusing on what he saw being the essential.




I enjoyed being in the beautiful National Gallery - I loved especially the light and the high ceilings.



Knowing the curious approach of Matisse,
 I assume he wouldn't mind me 
trying to find my own version of his famous work 
"Interior in Yellow and Blue

I have diminished the saturation, 
laid the following textures from Kim Klassen:
 Leslie, Laura, Stampedright 1 & 2,
and brushed the fruit, the white on
the round table and 
parts of the lilac table.


The sun was setting down over the Rosenborg Castle, 
as we stood outside at the top of the stairs of the National Gallery.


Textures by Kim Klassen:
Laura
Leslie
Stampedright 1
Stampedright 2




18 comments:

  1. Love this collection...so subtle in colour and tone...very delicate I think.
    And you matched it with the painting!
    You are so lucky going to a Matisse exhibition too:)

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    1. Hi Lori, Thank you / It is a privilege to be able to visit Matisse's exhibition, I'm happy to have experienced his works!

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  2. How lucky you are! Not only to see the exhibition but to see the castle, the gallery and all that surrounds it! Denmark is truly beautiful. Lovely, lovely pictures.

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    1. Thanks Debbie, I keep still pinching my self every now and wondering if it is really me, the country girl from a tiny little village from Finland, that has ended up in a bigger city abroad ;) I like the old buildings and find them very charming every time I get to downtown!

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  3. Great job with photos - so lovely!

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  4. love the processing you did on those pictures! they look very interesting with textures.

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  5. Beautiful collection and lovely processing. The textures are lovely.

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  6. Lovely photos and the texturing adds so much! I would love to visit this gallery!

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    1. Thank you Sharon! The gallery itself is beautiful, it's newer part has a huge glass wall towards a park - the little cafe is towards the park, after the exhibition it's cozy to sit down, have a cup if tea / coffee and enjoy the view.

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  7. gorgeous, and wonderfully done. I love Matisse and think he would surely love your take on his work!

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  8. you always make me travel. beautiful post. thank you for being our tour guide. love the first photo with the old lamp. xxo

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    1. Hi Ana, I'm happy to be your tour guide :-)

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  9. I enjoyed your photos. Thank you for the nice post.

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    1. Hi Dawn, I'm happy to be able to share some of the old buildings and the scenes - thank you for your sweet words!

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Thank you so much for taking time to leave a comment! I read and enjoy them all and I'll do my best to to hop on over to your blog for a visit.

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