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Henri Matisse: Piano Lesson. 1916

Henri Matisse: Piano Lesson. 1916

“When I have found the relationship of all the tones the result must be a living harmony of tones, a harmony not unlike that of a musical composition.”[i] Henri Matisse stated this in “Notes of a Painter” in 1908, a piece written to reveal some of his inner ideals, theories, and aims as an artist. Eight years later, in the late summer of 1916, Matisse painted in the living room of his villa in Issy-les-Moulineuax and created one of his most compositionally, tonally, and mentally successful paintings, Piano Lesson. Continue reading

This I Believe

Moo Cows

Afternoon with Irish Cows

There were a few dozen who occupied the field
across the road from where we lived,
stepping all day from tuft to tuft,
their big heads down in the soft grass,
though I would sometimes pass a window
and look out to see the field suddenly empty
as if they had taken wing, flown off to another country.

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Velveteen Rabbit


team OBMF

coach & captain

Esko Mannikko, Cocktails

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(24 x 24) x 2

What War

Disguised Ecstasy