Henri Matisse Magnet - Dance - MoMA
About Henri Matisse Magnet - Dance - MoMA
This Henri Matisse Magnet is inspired by the artist's painting: 'Dance'. In this painting the figures express the light pleasure and joy that was so much a part of the earlier Fauve masterpiece. The figures are drawn loosely, with almost no interior definition. They have been likened to bean bag dolls because of their formless and unrestricted movements. The bodies certainly don't seem to be restrained by way. But don't let this childlike spontaneity fool you. Matisse works very hard to make his paintings seem effortless. Imagine for a moment, that instead of this childlike style, Matisse had decided to render this figures with the frozen density of Jacques Louis David. Would the sense of pure joy,... the sense of play have been as well expressed? Matisse has done something that is actually very difficult. He has unlearned the lessons of representation so that he can create an image where form matches content.
- Material: Resin and magnet
- Size 2.25h x 3.25"w