Matisse, Polynesia 1946
On Sunday I am going to Fiji for
a week, I urgently need to refresh my energy.
Apart from circumnavigating Viti Levu,
the main island, I have no plans other than
taking up my new underwater camera
and swimming around in shallowish water.
I don’t want to go outside the reefs
where the water is deep and dark.
The blackness below scares me.
In 1930 Matisse spent time in Tahiti,
he spent time underwater as well.
Seaweed became one of his motifs.
I don’t know whether to call this influence or not
but I have taken photographs that remind me of
Here is a link to a six minute
film about Matisse and his final work.