The Green Line- after Matisse, is an interpretation of the painting of the same line by Henri Matisse. It’s also known as the portrait of Mrs. Matisse. At the time, Matisse was looking for a way to bring light, shadow and volume to the painting, executed in a modern way. The green line, splitting the face into two parts, provides this effect. At the beginning of 1900, the use of color was utterly shocking. Nowadays we see this differently. Especially in mosaics, color and the study of color use is both very important and difficult. As a mosaicist can’t mix colors like a painter does he or she must use optical mixing; the mixing of colors by eye. This is a fascinating and challenging aspect of making mosaics.
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