TPS invites entries into ‘Inspired by Matisse’ show

Published 11:24 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tryon Painters and Sculptors (TPS) has opened entries to members and non members alike for its May 11-June 22 show “Inspired by Matisse.”

Artists are asked to drop off artwork at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors gallery on Monday or Tuesday, May 6 and May 7 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

French painter and sculptor Henri Matisse lived from 1869 – 1954. In the same year Matisse exhibited this and similar paintings along with works by his artist companions, including Andre Derain and Maurice de Vlaminck. Together, the group was dubbed “les fauves” (the wild beasts) because of the extremes of emotionalism, vivid colors and distortion of shapes.

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Matisse’s images of dancers and of human figures, in general, convey expressive form. Matisse extended this principle into other fields; his bronze sculptures, like his drawings and works in several graphic media, reveal the same expressive contours seen in his paintings.

Matisse always emphasized the importance of instinct and intuition. He often emphasized his joy in abandoning himself to the play of the forces of color and design, and he explained the rhythmic, but distorted, forms of many of his figures in terms of the working out of a total pictorial harmony.

Parameters: This show is open to TPS members and non-members. 2-D pictures: no one side including matt or frame can exceed 40”; each picture must be ready to hang using wire, no sawtooth hanger. 3-D pieces no more than 60”, each segment cannot weigh over 40 lbs.

For more information, contact TPS at 828-859-0141 or visit
TPS is located at 26 Maple St., Tryon. Its hours are Thursday to Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

– article submitted by Grace Lertora