[Henri Matisse. The Sheaf (La Gerbe). 1953. Maquette for ceramic (realized 1953). Gouache on paper, cut and pasted, on paper, mounted on canvas. 115 ¾ x 137 ¾” (294 x 350 cm). Collection University of California, Los Angeles. Hammer Museum. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney F. Brody. © 2014 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]
I saw this piece in LA. It was amazing.
The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.
Finished Dance Dance Dance weeks ago. I held onto it for a while, thinking I hated it. I had only read the first couple of chapters and felt drained. I put it down for months and picked it up again recently. A few people on the train would approach me and commented on how worthwhile the book was but how hard it is to get through the beginning. I didn’t think I’d like it so much, but it really stuck with me.