17 March, 2011

Matisse and Respect

Sometimes Weather
9" x 7"
Pastel
Casey Klahn



"Matisse respected nobody and nothing,"  Maurice Boudot-Lamotte.


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14 comments:

SamArtDog said...

Casey--
This has always been one of your best. I study it like the pastel will rub off on me. I never get tired of it.

Casey Klahn said...

Sam, that's why I glazed it.

Thanks for the kindness. I am discovering that I like the new blogger mode that allows a bigger image, and I am gradually going through some of my favorites to see how they present. I'm considering uploading at 110 or more instead of 72 dpi, since times march on.

Victoria Ryan said...

I love this piece. It is sheer perfection...and nice little appearance that made me smile in me email.

Best,
Vicky

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Vicky!

Jan Yates, SCA said...

this is absolutely spellbinding-on so many levels--nuances, gradations, such a sense of timeless presence--am so happy to be able to visit your blog (my other computer was so _____-! slow i would just give up)

B Boylan said...

Delicious!

Jala Pfaff said...

I love this one soooooooooooooooooo much.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

The more I look the more I see in this one, like it's giving up it's secrets the longer you take to get to know it. - a gem.

Casey Klahn said...

Lisa, Jala, Brenda and Jan - thank you very much.

Celeste Bergin said...

ah that Matisse..! (didn't he respect Picasso?)
Love this pastel....the close values in the foreground...the golden light. What a beauty.

Casey Klahn said...

Hey, celeste. Did he respect Picasso? Good question - take it up with Ms. Boudot-Lamotte, who wrote that sentence in his memoir.

Thanks on the artwork. How did that light sneak in there? I try my best to avoid (depicting) light.

Lisa McShane said...

I love how the cloud and the tree touch. Wonderful.

Adam Cope said...

nice pastel :-)

very measured & composed by comparision to yr river series

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you Adam and Lisa.

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