Swimming Pool, Matisse
When I studied Matisse's commissioned mural for the Barnes it was shortly after my first public art commission. It turned out that I had bad measurement for my project and I had to recreate two panels. Matisse too had run into measurement problems with his Dance mural for the Barnes, so I felt that I was in good company. The cutouts for the "Swimming Pool" side steps the whole issue, he found a way around the ruler on this one.
|Henri Matisse, “The Swimming Pool (La Piscine)” (detail) (late summer 1952), gouache on paper, cut and pasted, on painted paper, overall 73″ x 647”, installed as nine panels in two parts on burlap-covered walls 136” high|