Thursday, January 24, 2008
matisse, collage, and chaos
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. . .