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Inspired by “Inspired by Matisse”

Matisse, Life in Color isn’t even open yet – Sunday is the big day – yet our Inspired by Matisse website has already logged more than 600 submissions! And let me tell you, some of them are pretty amazing!

What is Inspired by Matisse? In short, it’s a drawing competition inspired by the work of French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Each month, September through December, we will choose winners from these categories: 0-5 years old, 6-12 years old, 13-17 years old, and 18+. Yes, there are prizes. But even better than the prizes, the winners’ work will be exhibited in the Matisse, Life in Color exhibition!

If you’ve got an iPad, just download a drawing app and get to work! If you don’t have an iPad, no problem – visit the Inspired by Matisse Lab and use one of ours. You would rather create art the old-fashioned way – with paper and pencils or paint or whatever? That works, too. Just take a digital photo and submit it to the Inspired by Matisse website.

In the meantime, here is a slideshow of the September first place winners. Enjoy!

 

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One Response to “Inspired by “Inspired by Matisse””

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    I am impressed with how young children are able to express themselves with color more openly and freely than older kids or adults. Perhaps we’re born with artistic abilities that we grow out of or suppress with experience.

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