Thursday, January 24, 2008

matisse, collage, and chaos

student collage
acrylic on paper on Bristol Board

We're off to a good start in our class at Pratt Fine Arts Institute. This is a favorite one to teach. Students make amazing collages, and the progression really gets me thinking about how to convey principles of design. Surprises abound.

I found a lovely book on Matisse's collages last night at Elliott Bay Books, then returned to the studio for a productive night, completely absorbed in something new and blue. . .and black. Order from chaos/chaos vs order. . .

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