Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Jeannette 1-5

Today I'm showing a shot from the Museum of Modern Art of five "Jeannettes" by Henri Matisse. I don't really know who Jeannette was, but I think she was one of his favorite models. Whoever she was, she certainly had an interesting face.

12 comments:

Olivier said...

Je connais mieux le Matisse peintre que le Matisse sculpteur. Belle serie de Jeannette.


I know better the Matisse painting that Matisse sculptor. Belle series of Jeannette.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice way to capture these sculptures. I was looking and looks like some of the noses are a little different.

DaveM said...

The one nearest the camera looks different to the others.

Bergson said...

The five JEANETTE are inspired by Jeanne Vaderin. The first is a
reproduction of the face For other Matisse leaves free course with its
inspiration until more representer but a parite of face (eyes, hair.)

The statues were made over several years

Moi said...

i have heard so much about MoMA form friends who have been there that its definitely on my to-do list for NYC!

nazzareno said...

I love Matisse, his jobs and the beautiful poetic vein of his painting, but I didn't know these jobs, surely interesting. After all, the artist makes interesting all that that touches.

Gudl said...

He must have loved her!!

Kalyan said...

EXCELLENT Composition...very nice!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Nice depth of field photo!

Wanda said...

Very interesting, indeed! You find the best places to visit with your camera.

JAM said...

I like your photo of them a lot. But I know next to nothing about famous art and artists.

Years ago I read a couple of beginning college art books to learn about composition and color for my photography, but the stuff about the artists and what they are famous for has since disappeared. I'm not proud of that, but if you don't use it, you lose it, I guess.

Bmzie said...

We learnt about these pieces in art history recently, and yours was the only decent picture I could find of them. I as wondering if I could use your photograph in my art history sketchbook, as I adore your composition and illustration of the passage of time.