15 minutes until the museum closed . . .
enough time to say hello to 2 of my favorites
at the St. Louis Art Musuem:
1) Matisse, Bathers With A Turtle (1907)
A trio of naked, melancholic women gather
around a turtle on a beach. The central
woman, with a mask-like face,
anxiously chews her fingers.
2) Oskar Kokoschka, Painter and His Model (1923)
Self portrait of the artist at work.
I love how he paints his model, smiling,
obviously pleased, with an OK added for approval.
So much emotion in these two
expressionistic oil paintings.