It's been an inspiring time in the art studio this week. (OK, I only made it up there one afternoon, but it was a productive afternoon.) I've been looking at the figurative portraits of Matisse, Derain, and others this week. I may come out as a Fauvist. If I can work up the courage to tell my Mom.
Henri Matisse, Odalisque with Red Trousers:
Rousseau's portrait of Marie Laurencin and her lover:
And Kees van Dongen:
I'm in a rush at the moment, so I'll have to come back and fill in the blanks (and links) about the artists and their work. I just wanted you to have something to look at - to get you through your Friday.