Thursday, June 7, 2012

Matisse: Life Painting

We don't often hear about Matisse's humorous side, but he loved to tell entertaining stories -- often imitating the key players.  He drew self-deprecating cartoon-like sketches of himself in his letters that he wrote to friends and family.  This is a story I read in Spurling's bio The Unknown Matisse, which I highly recommend.


Ben Villarreal said...

Hmm...Does this mean you purposely draw at least one character who looks like you in each of your comics? I've been meaning to ask that for awhile :-)

Matt said...

Another awesome art story! I love your recreations of the paintings, too. Good luck this weekend with the book launch.