In the spirit of creativity and in celebrating the Henri Matisse | Rhythm and Meaning exhibition currently on at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg, the #MatisseMyPic campaign on Twitter gives the public the opportunity to have their profile pictures “Matissed” and has taken selfies to a whole new level. The campaign aims to bring art enthusiasts as well as people who are somewhat interested in art closer to the works of Matisse. So how does it work? By posting your image on twitter along with #MatisseMyPic, Standard Bank picks up those requests and creative artists use a combination of software and hand-drawn techniques in the various styles utilised by Henri Matisse, to create your Matisse-inspired image. And Voila! Your “Matissed” portrait will be posted back to you on twitter. ‘I ended up discovering that the likeness of a portrait comes from the contrast which exists between the face of the model and other faces, in a word from its particular asymmetry. Each figure has its own rhythm and it is this rhythm which creates the likeness.’ – Matisse 1954 (McCully 2013:56). So be inspired and have your pic ‘’Matissed’’ and be sure to make your way down to the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg before it closes on 17 September to see what all the fuss is about. Entrance is FREE! The Henri Matisse | Rhythm and Meaning exhibition runs until 17 September 2016 at the Standard Bank Gallery, located c/o Frederick and Harrison Streets, Johannesburg.
Gallery Opening Times:
Mondays to Fridays 08:00 to 16:30 Saturdays 09:00 to 16:00 Closed Sundays and Public Holidays
Walkabouts with an expert take place on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm-2pm, but also on Saturday 10th and 17th September from 11am-12pm Free shuttles are available from the Gautrain Park Station to the Standard Bank Gallery, Mondays – Saturdays, be sure to book your seat. For more information regarding the exhibition, please click here. Terms and conditions for #MatisseMyPic.