Matisse and the Dance

I like this work for several reasons, primarily its formal qualities. I like the emphasis on line, shape and colour. Its simple but complementary colour scheme of red and green appeals to me. I prefer this scheme to the more realistic one painted a year earlier. His style is straightforward, however, with no unnecessary detail … Read more

The Philosophy of a Jackson Pollock drip painting

This painting is not a big favourite of mine, but it’s important to me because the work is unconventional and what it symbolises.  He’s famous because he’s so hyped; the market likes controversial groundbreakers, so he’s radical in one sense. He’s part of today’s love affair with creativity, newness, breaking with tradition, and the future. … Read more