David Royle: Moving Matisse's Furniture and Other Paintings

David Royle: Moving Matisse's Furniture and Other Paintings
Library Shelf Location 18.ROYL
Publication Date 2018
Moving Matisse’s Furniture
Living in his house, Le Rêve (the Dream), in the south of
France, Henri Matisse continued to work through the
Second World War in a country ruled by its  Vichy
government and subject to the German occupation. Little
of this  political and social upheaval showed in his
paintings. I had already been working on some paintings
of expanded domestic interiors and Matisse’s  famous
comment about painting, which included his
“comfortable armchair” analogy, kept coming to my mind.
Around 2004 I began to consider making paintings that
placed some of Matisse’s personal domestic furniture into
more agitated contexts, disturbing the dream.
These paintings sit centrally in a larger body of works in
which the domestic interior spaces are rendered
transparent and open to the outside, to strangely lit
cityscapes or more chaotic and uneasy vistas.
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Author David Royle
Format Paperback
Publisher Self-published
Related Artist David Royle
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Painting
Keywords Painting from photographs, Landscape painting
Artist's Nationality British/UK

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