I didn't realise that Matisse did so many drawings of each subject that he painted. He drew and drew and drew it until he was happy with the composition, sometimes dozens of times.
When drawing for drawing's sake his goal was to use as few lines as possible, simplifying to the extreme. I love this concept.
If only this was easy easy as it looks!!!
Well, information about Matisse and his work is readily available in books but what about Yayoi Kusama ? A totally new artist to me, I found her work totally absorbing in so many senses.
In this exhibition, running concurrently with Matisse, she has employed colour and spots to transform an ordinary space into an "Obliteration Room"
All Yayoi's other work is as fascinating, and colourful.
This marvellous flower is HUGE...... (you can see the floor and ceiling of the room)
If you ever have the chance to see this... do! I loved it.