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Unformatted text preview: Masks. The painting Le Bonheur de Vivre iconographically depicts a colorful, paradise like place with nudes engaging in love, dance, music and other mythical, uninhibited acts in connection with this beautiful, colorful illustration of nature that Matisse has created. Formally, Matisse uses bright, vibrant colors making the work blissful and magical. The lines used for the trees and the people in the piece are curvy and make the figures seem relaxed, calm and peaceful. Matisses use of color and line enable the viewer to enter this world that he has created and feel the same peace and sensuality as the figures depicted....
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- Spring '07