Memories of Hermitage

Elena Soboleva
Oct 4, 2012 2:18AM

I am attracted to Shishkin's loose figures, which seem to spill and meld into their backgrounds and never fail to evoke Matisse's grand canvases in my mind. I grew up in Russia, which is where she is from as well and where The Hermitage houses Matisse's masterpieces The Dance and Music.

I am certain that Shishkin also grew up with familiarity to the works and some quality of them permeated her own approach to line, figure and flat color-planes, pioneered by these iconic masterpieces of the 20th century art.

Elena Soboleva