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Aubergines by Fauvist Matisse

Aubergines by Fauvist Matisse - Lyklema Fine Art

Matisse was the founder of Fauvism, but that of course requires a search. His palette brightens after he gets to know the work of Vincent van Gogh and Camille Pissarro points out a less successful use of color. Due to his many travels to England, Corsica and Tahiti, the colors are developing increasingly stronger. In Paris, people became fascinated by the color combinations of Cézanne and Gauguin. But the sculptures of Auguste Rodin also fascinate him. After a short stay in 1904 with Paul Signac in Saint-Tropez, he tackled divisionism and pointillism. He builds his paintings with colored dots and omitting shadows and dominant colors. "Luxe, calme et volupté" is created, based on a poem by Charles Baudelaire.

In 1905 he really broke through as the founder of Fauvism; a style with brightly contrasting colors next to each other without any transition, where the harsh confrontations are not tempered. The perspective was also no longer taken into account. The foreground has, as it were, been folded down and is in the same plan as the background in the painting. Yet the perspective is accentuated to a certain extent by the artful use of shapes and colors.


The work reminded us of a delicious dish of eggplant with yogurt, colorful herbs and pomegranate.

Eggplant with Greek yoghurt, curry and pomegranate

2 eggplants
Pomegranate seeds

Cut the eggplant in half and score it 40 times. Sprinkle generously with olive oil and salt and pepper and bake in the oven for about 40 minutes until soft. In the meantime, prepare yoghurt by mixing it with mint, curry, turmeric, salt, pepper and lime juice. Present on a plate with the pomegranate seeds and some leaves of mint.


Aubergine met Granaatappelpitjes 

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