Tuesday, July 18, 2017

T Stands for Matisse


While at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Nan and I also went to see the Matisse exhibit. Fascinating because besides displaying Matisse's art, the objects he used in his paintings were also on display. Matisse loved the objects (chocolate pots, vases, furniture) he had. Often having them brought to him when he moved around.






I liked the color study



It wasn't enough for him to paint still lifes. Sometimes, he had to sculpt the object he wanted to paint


I found a teacup. At least, I think it's a teacup.










Across from the American Cafe which was too crowded for us to have lunch, is the Lime Green Icicle Tower (42.5 ft x 7 ft or 13 m. x 2.1 m.) by Dale Chihuly, an American glass sculptor.

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang is up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

32 comments:

  1. good morning, thank you for taking us along to the gallery-enjoyed all the photos.
    Happy T Day Kathy

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  2. Oh, what great paintings you saw at the gallery, really lovely. Have a happy T Day, hugs Valerie

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    1. The photos don't come anywhere near how magnificent the paintings were. The size and bold colors got lost.

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  3. Thanks for sharing Matisse this T Day, it's such a beautiful exhibition and I love that they included objects that he used as well - the chair is gorgeous! Wow, I bet the glass icicle tower looked so amazing - what a wonderful colour and it is so tall! Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊

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    1. It was fun to see the objects he cherished and painted. That chair was beautiful. So unusual. The icicle tower is quite impressive and unusual, too.

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  4. thanks for sharing this wonderful gallery tour with us. Really fabulous art-love the seashell shaped chair! and that glass tower-impressive too. Happy T day!

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    1. I wanted to take the seashell chair home. It would make a wonderful companion to my mother's chairs.

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  5. Wow, two more wonderful artists I adore. I certainly learned a lot about Matisse today. So many interesting facts, like the sculpting and taking the objects with him.

    Gotta love Dale Chihuly, although this is SO much different than the pieces I'm more used to seeing him make.

    Thanks for sharing Matisse and Chihuly with us, and Matisse's lovely cup for T this Tuesday.

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    1. Serendipitous that my visit to the MFA coincided with you posting a work by Chihuly. I thought I have to take a picture of the Icicle Tower for Elizabeth.

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  6. That Icicle tower is very interesting. And what a tour that must have been indeed, lovely photos. Warm greetings!

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  7. Looks like it was a lovely and thoughtful exhibit! I LOVE Chihuly glass! Years ago PBS had a special on him. It was fascinating.

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  8. Every time I see someone post about a gallery I make a mental note to visit one in town but that mental note seems to get lost. :)
    Happy T day!

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    1. Go with the idea of doing a T Day post and flourish two birds with one pen :-D

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  9. What a great exhibition! Shame you didn't get have lunch there it looks like a great space! Happy T day! Chrisx

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    1. It is a lovely spot to have lunch. Next time, we should check to see if they take reservations.

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  10. It was a fabulous exhibition you went to. The photos are lovely, it is so good that you are allowed to take photographs. Most show here say no to using the camera.
    Happy T Day.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. Usually, if the art is on loan, no photographs, but if the art is owned by the museum photographs are allowed. Don't know why an exception was made here, but glad it was.

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  11. Love to go to the museum with you... That icicle tower is spectacular and the info about Matisse interesting.. and i think that totally qualifies as a tea cup... Happy 4th Anniversary! and Happy T day! Hugs! deb

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    1. I'm glad you spotted the tea cup, too.

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  12. I loved the Matisse exhibit at the MFA. I think seeing the objects really explained a lot of the paintings more than I would know otherwise. Send me your address at my email, dekn@tds.net, and I'll get your ATC off in the mail. happy T day CJ. Hugs-Erika

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    1. I liked seeing the objects he loved and painted. Made the art more real. I'm so happy to be getting an ATC from you.

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  13. so wonderful to see these, thank you for sharing them! fascinating to get to see the objects used in the paintings...happy Tea Day!

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    1. So fun to see the objects he treasured.

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  14. What a wonderful experience!
    That green icicle tower is stunning!

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    1. Isn't it, just? Though I wouldn't want to be responsible for cleaning it! (-;

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  15. Wow.. I love Matisse and this exhibit must be AMAZING to visit!
    Thank you for the photos!
    oxo Susi

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  16. Yes, that looks like tea cup to me too, CJ ;-) I'm surprised by the breadth of Matisse' styles. I only associated his name with paintings like "Goldfish and Sculpture." Thanks for educating me more.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

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    1. I'm glad you saw the teacup because that's what I was passing off as drinks for T Day :-D

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