Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman on artistic reference, including Henri Matisse and landscape painter Thomas Moran.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman is one of the more theoretical in the collection. Looking at the work of artist’s such as jazz musician Coleman Hawkins, artist Henri Matisse, and Hudson River School painter, Thomas Moran, Neiman probes the function of abstraction, which he partially attributes to “agitation.” The reverse of the document contains a fragmented discussion of masks. The note’s purpose remains unclear.

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 2000-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Relation

Notes

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_2196_01; LN_Notes_2196_02

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Thomas Moran
1837-1927
NY weight
HAWKINS self taught. NEGRO
Feature and forms
I place no value on literal transcription for nature, [?] and photos of subject I intend to paint or draw
It’s the agitation
The pivotal.
Several times I called on binoculars
to bring something close but like
turning your binoculars on Mr. Fuji
an enlarged detail
(you must be knowledgeable)
good for following the horses in the backstretch
and down the stretch
(Tell one change not effectively moves is lots of people used to smoke in my [?] used to make at events, bars everywhere I [?] a scene NOW no one smokes. I used to smoke cigars lots of cigars in my work) /

(Pag 112 [?])
Passions of Henri Matisse
dating from Morron period
Le Soudanais 1913 Page 173 Drawings
Charcoal
Mercenary soldier in Tangier
Inspired by the Benin bronzes
and carved tribal heads at the
Musee de l’Homme in Paris
Exquisite head
African feature forming and mask-like visage.
Sudan in Morocco
(RUEBENS HEADS, WATTEAU HEADS, EL GRECO MOORS, CEZANNE MOROCCO, AFRICAN MASKS)

Original Format

Pencil with permanent marker on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2196_01.jpg
LN_Notes_2196_02.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed January 17, 2022, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/198.