Matisse is a source of inspiration for his flowing lines and organic shapes. The Carved Matisse Vase leaves in this piece are inspired from his paper cutting period when he could no longer hold a brush due to illness.
Carved Matisse Vase is an cylindrical sculptural form with the Matisse leaves that are in many of his paintings and the scissor cut-paper collages. He produced these when he was no longer able to paint. With the proper lighting the shadows that this piece casts are are a delight to see. I have made many Matisse pieces. He is one of my favorite painters. His shapes are simple and elegant and no one can draw a curve as clean as he did.
My signature, Alan Adler is on the bottom.
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This is a One of a Kind piece as are all the items I make in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA.
Care for your wood art
Keep out of direct sunlight and minimize exposure to wide swings in humidity levels
Do not wash with water, if necessary use only a damp cloth
Wax lightly with a quality food safe wax or oil and buff to restore the luster. I like beeswax, walnut oil or mineral oil.