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Call For Entries: Pure Color, Bright Light: Works Inspired by Henri Matisse
Cottonwood Center for the Arts is accepting entries into its upcoming show, Pure Color, Bright Light, works inspired by Henri Matisse, whose Post-Impressionist painting is revolutionary, both in its unorthodox use of color and expressive content. Artists’ works for this call for entries should avoid imitation of Matisse, but rather take inspiration from his palette, subject matter, and emotional expression. All media will be considered.
The Post-Impressionist painting of Henri Matisse is revolutionary, both in its unorthodox use of color and expressive content. His work is clearly representational, but his use of vivid contrasting colors to define his forms is a radical shift from traditional shading techniques, and the intense effect led his new art movement to be dubbed Fauvism (“wild beasts” in French). He used color to imbue his subjects with emotion and positivity. Joy, pleasure, and contentment are the feelings mostView more
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