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Monday, June 27, 2011

Our world was Matisse's world for a while



The scenes above and right reflect the one Henri Matisse showed through an open window in the painting at the top of this page.



Matisse may have chosen his palette from the cheerful colors of the houses in Collioure when he painted this view of the tower on the waterfront.
Scattered throughout the town of Collioure are "frames" through which photographers can capture the same scenes scenes Matisse painted there early in the 20th century.





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16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures as always, Kay! I do love Matisse!! Hope your week is off to a great start!


Sylvia

Rajesh said...

Beautiful paintings. Lovely use of colors.

aka Penelope said...

Same scenes but different representations. Interesting to see the contrast of realism through photography and artistic impressions that, although less exact, convey an essence unseen by the camera. So great you had a chance to view the works of this important artist!

Fran said...

How wonderful. I would jump on a train right now and head south, if only I didn't have to do this silly work thing! xxx

Jo said...

Beautiful photos repeated in Matisse's works, Kay. I hope you're well and enjoying your visit at your family. (((hugs))) Jo

jabblog said...

Brilliant idea to have 'frames' set up around the locale - inspired!

Cezar and Léia said...

Fantastic and creative idea for this post dear Kay, congratulations!
Lovely paintings, awesome pictures!
Léia

Seasons said...

What bright, cheerful colors in the paintings! I do appreciate your putting the present-day scene in photographs, to what was the inspiration for Matisse during the past century. The idea of frames around town is unique and very thoughtful. Thanks for an enjoyable and informative post.

greet's foto's said...

,mooie schilderijen, en heel mooie foto's .

Greet

Mr Puddy said...

Mom said it's Amazing, The artist can look at the thing difference than normal people. Matisse is one of the most admired painters ! His works has the bright colors and beautiful lines : )
xoxo

Indrani said...

Wow! Nice to get the same frames as the original painter.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous photos Kay, can just picture Matisse sitting in those spots translating his vision onto a canvas.

Leslie said...

love the way you've matched your photos to the paintings!

Mama Zen said...

And, what a beautiful world it is! I adore Matisse.

SquirrelQueen said...

I really like the "frames" all set up to capture Matisse's views. It must have been exciting to see these beautiful scenes.

Kay said...

Thank you for putting the paintings along side the photos. This was so much fun to see! I really appreciate your hard work with this fun post.