Inspired By: Matisse / by LD

Odalisque with a Turkish Chair, 1928

I toyed with the idea of titling this post "Destination: Matisse," because though his paintings are not destinations in and of themselves, the exotic locales they evoke certainly are. Mr. Matisse seemed to keep stylish company as evidenced by the bevy of raven-haired models he painted in the 20's while living in Nice, France. I'll be traveling to Europe next month, and these paintings - especially his series of Odalisques - are providing ample inspiration for my growing packing list. 

Odalisque, 1926

Moorish Woman with Upheld Arms, 1923

The Black Table, 1919

Odalisque with a green Plant and Screen, 1923

Odalisque, 1923