(It was a complete surprise to be able to photograph this exhibit, so I didn't have my camera. All I had was my phone so the quality of the photos isn't the greatest.)
The Music Lesson I didn't know that Matisse studied violin, continued to practice and play throughout his life, and thought about pursuing a career as a violinist.
Interior, Flowers, and Parakeets This small painting is of Matisse's apartment in Nice. It looks like he surrounded his life with the same richness of color and texture that he showed in his paintings.
The Yellow Dress I was fascinated because Matisse painted and repainted it over a period of 10 years and the pentimenti of the earlier versions are part of the finished painting. (Look at her arms and shoulders where it is really obvious.)
I love art. Each piece gives me a glimpse into another interesting and eye-opening way to look at the world. If I lived closer, I'd visit the Minneapolis Institute of Arts once a week!
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