So much to do, so little time! I paint as a hobby, and am looking forward to getting some inspiration before going back to my studio.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has two stellar shows right now, one on George Bellows, and another in Matisse.
I promise to write more about these exhibits after I take them in. I’m really looking forward to seeing how these two artists paint landscapes and other nature inspired scenes.
I’m not sure what paintings are in the shows, but Bellows painted many scenes of New York. When I spend time in the city, I always love going to Central Park and Riverside Drive. These are two places Bellows loved, and referred to park settings as an “urban oasis”.
Matisse liked to paint in a completely different style, but I like his paintings of trees so much. (I’m really partial to painting trees. They are my favorite subject!). His Acanthus painting is really beautiful, such strong hues of green and purple paired together make me smile.
I’m hoping that both of these paintings are at the museum. They have a similar color palette, which would be interesting to look at in person.