October 9, 2009

Miro's Study Journal Page 8

I love the use of the foot motif in Miro's work.  It reminds me of the 70's and how they used to use this motif in decorating.  I also like the bold black lines that Miro uses.  He was really into the black line and the color black.  I hadn't noticed how useful black was before.

I want to continue to explore the artist that influenced Miro.  The next one on my list is Maurice de Vlaminck.   Vlaminck along with AndrĂ© Derain and Henri Matisse  is considered one of the principal figures in the Fauve movement, a group of modern artists who from 1904 to 1908 were united in their use of intense color.

In 1900 his exuberant paint application and vibrant use of color displayed the influence of Vincent van Gogh.