|MoMA, Café 2 blackboard, 2010|
|Edouard Vuillard, Seated Woman: cup of coffee, 1893|
Matisse may not fit the Intimist description, but his ability to concentrate sensuality, pleasure and emotion
in the familiar—in objects, and place—is surely as poignant.
|Henri Matisse, Lorette`a la tasse de café, 1916-1917|
AND THEN THERE IS MORANDI...
“I believe that nothing can be more abstract, more unreal, than what we actually see. ...Matter exists, of course, but has no intrinsic meaning of its own, such as the meaning we attach to it. Only we can know that a cup is a cup, that a tree is a tree. ...I have never intended to give the objects in my still life arrangements any particular meanings.” —Giorgio Morandi