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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

mr. matisse

matisse

Matisse is one of my favorite artists.

So when E came home from school with this last week. Then chose this book to take out from the library. I got very excited! (And inspired to pick up the first volume of Hilary Spuling's Matisse biography that has been sitting by my bed for months.) We talked about Matisse and how he drew with his scissors. She is very interested in collage right now. Every time I take out some fabric she asks for a little to cut and layer and place. So carefully. I'll have to try and make something with her little piles.

And take her to this when it opens...

4 comments:

luckybeans said...

I love Matisse as well. Not only because of his spectacular art, but because as a person he had such amazing vision. I introduced him to my kids, too, and they have been very inspired! Hmmm...perhaps this can be our morning activity...

{m} said...

very nice!

Anonymous said...

when i was a teacher i used to teach
my kids about matisse and they were always so inspired. his work is so accessible and child friendly! lisa @ birdinthehand.

Tracy said...

thanks maia (i just read your bit on design your life - thanks! it is wonderful!!)

luckybeans and lisa, i'd love to hear more about your activities around matisse if you'd like to share...