We’ve pretty much been through all of the books on Matisse that I have at home right now, so as part of our summer art project we took a road trip!
We also visited the closest branch of the public library and found a copy of Matisse from A to Z by Marie Sellier to bring home. The book is mostly filled with Matisse’s paintings, with just a few of his cut-paper collages sprinkled in. The art we saw in this book inspired us to visit a paint store and find paint chips to match the palettes Matisse used in some of our favorite works. We then played around with arranging the chips into geometric patterns. Here’s what that looked like:
And here are a couple of pairings.
Open Window, Collioure by Matisse, and an untitled collage inspired by the colors he used; and Goldfish by Matisse, and an untitled collage inspired by the colors he used. Click to enlarge.
We invited my mom to come over after lunch to listen to jazz and make collages with us. The kids brought her up to date on what we’ve been doing and showed her the art we’d already created. Here’s a peek at what we worked on:
More on the partial inspiration for Midnight Jazz here!