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My Favorite Paintings at Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena

What I enjoyed most at Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena near Los Angeles were paintings by masters old and relatively new. My favorite painting was (1918) by Henri Matisse. This Matisse was striking with his surprising color harmony, his usual motifs of exaggerated flowery patterns, and the strange sensuality he achieved. The lying figure, Lorette, we assumed, in her provocative yet pensive pose, looked like mermaid or a siren, thanks to her form-fitting sheen black gown laced with bold... [more]
Posted by Matthew Felix Sun on 12/28/20

My Featured Painting "Apprehend"

As if I had anticipated a gloomy election season to conclude this year, back in late January, I worked on and finished a painting titled , featuring a lonely bird, enclosed in a disorienting and confused space, sketchily defined by indistinct horizontal and vertical stripes of various thickness and shades of blue, black and yellow. Apprehend Oil on Canvas 20”x24” Completed in 2016 © Matthew Felix Sun www.matthewfelixsun.com The bird, in cautions pose, peers into the uncertain... [more]
Posted by Matthew Felix Sun on 12/24/20

My Favorite Paintings at the Broad Museum, Los Angeles

I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Broad Museum in Los Angeles shortly after it opened its doors. It was the manifestation of the mind-boggling concentration of wealth in this country; it also argued for the continuation of patronage system even in our era, and more favorably, the vital importance of educating supremely wealthy patrons, the eventually arbiters of fine art. The Broad Museum truly impressed visitors with its glittering contemporary art collections. My... [more]
Posted by Matthew Felix Sun on 12/20/20

Featured Painting – A Young Frechman

Painting human faces and figures, not as means to document, rather, as means to probe and investigate, is hugely challenging and exciting, and thankfully, such is also a the validity of portraiture painting in selfie age. One of my successful attempts was a portrait of a young man, whom I saw near Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and I was intrigued by his serious and even severe countenance, and his chiseled features, intelligent, graceful, vulnerable yet vigorous, an enthralling concoction led to... [more]
Posted by Matthew Felix Sun on 7/17

Niobe – An Installation

I have always been drawn to tragic stories, particularly those of cosmic grandeur, often with Greek origins.  The legend of Niobe, a proud princess and mother of fourteen children, seven sons and seven daughters (the Niobids), who boasted of her large family and jeered at goddess Leto, who had only two children, the twins Apollo and Artemis, resulting in unbearable tragedy, was one of my favorites. Gods were not to be mocked at and the offended Leto sent her children to revenge her honor. ... [more]
Posted by Matthew Felix Sun on 5/26