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Fruit, Colour and Matisse 

Painting

Lucy Wall

My body of work celebrates art for arts sake. My still life are inspired by the fauve artists, in particular Matisse who believes ‘art should be like a comfortable armchair’.  

I wished to capture the vibrant colours, flat surface treatment and decorative qualities in these works. I chose still life as it is a genre in which these artists predominantly worked. The fruits become a part of a larger tapestry like surface and are appreciated for their colour and pattern.