Marjane Satrapi's paintings

Unnikrishna Menon Damodaran
Jan 27, 2014 7:41PM

Marjane Satrapi has always painted ...  Even if she has never shown it until for the first time, last year in January, she unveiled this hidden side of her artistic talents with 21 paintings. All these works are indeed conceived as portraits whether showing a single subject or larger scenes with two or four subjects. Marjane Satrapi admits her enchantment with Balthus’s interior scenes and their very elaborate composition as well as her admiration for Mondrian’s geometric constructions.  However, the simplification of the lines as well as the color intensity inevitably bring to mind the sensual painting of Matisse who praised color as a "privileged instrument of communication and emotion." #marjanesatrapi #persepolis #balthus #mondrian #matisse #satrapi

Unnikrishna Menon Damodaran
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