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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Geometry Exposed

This is for the street photographers out there that are still on the fence about Dynamic Symmetry, or “geometry,” as Henri Cartier-Bresson called it. There’s always been a kind of disconnect from street photography and using dynamic symmetry grids for composition, but this article reveals the link to uniting them....

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Successful Painters that Don’t Draw Well

As most artists do when they are learning, they turn to the masters for a shred of insight on technique and composition. Anything to help them get past their stumbling block. Well, today’s article might give you a glimpse of hope if you are wanting to paint or draw more. Even if you are a well...

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Separating Shapes – Bresson Being Inspired by Matisse

In the following interview we can hear Henri Cartier-Bresson being asked (at 34:45 min) how Matisse and Bonnard influenced his work. He replied, “”My nourishment comes from them.” But as we take a look at the following examples, we’ll see that Bresson also picked up some knowledge of separating the shapes within his photos. We’ll take a look...

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Hitler’s Nazi Museum of Stolen Paintings

308/365 What kind of a scumbag steals art from innocent people, then hangs it in his own personal museum? Only Hitler would do such a thing! Or at least that was his plan until the war increased it’s tempo. Learn about his plans to create his own museum, and see some of the paintings which...

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The Artistic Journey of Henri Matisse

298/365 We’ve got a closer look at Henri Matisse today. A great documentary about his life as an artist, some examples of his work, and lots of commentary. Learn more about this master painters life and let it inspire your artistic journey!...

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Matisse – ANALYZED PAINTING

285/365 Today we’re going to take a first look at Henri Matisse, known for his color palette and abstract, simple forms. Ok, you could call them childlike if you wish, but one thing that breathed sophistication into the work was his design. Like all masters, they knew how to clearly communicate their visual message, which we’ll...

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Henri Matisse Quote

258/365 Welcome back everyone! Thanks so much for joining in on this 365! I really appreciate all of the support and I hope you are getting some great use out of this content. Today we are taking a look at an excellent quote by Henri Matisse. Most will recognize him for his colors, patterns, and...

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Patterns in Art

189/365 Hey everyone, today we have a huge article on patterns and how they are used in paintings, photography, and cinema. We’re not going to be covering boring patterns of bricks or marbles like most of the stuff found on the internet. Nope, we are taking a look at some great examples of how patterns...

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