Matisse and the green smoothie (ENG)
The green line, 1905, is an oil portrait about Matisse’s wife Amelie. The colour treatment is something new, and it was the major characteristic of the fauvists: the indiscriminate use of colour.
The fauvist term was given by the artistic criticise which considered those artworks as barbaric and made by beasts (or «fauves» in French). Matisse is the most representative painter of this artistic movement, which was based on pure colors used indiscriminately, and the cloisonné line. Fauvists thought that color was the way to express their feelings, and that is what Matisse tried to do with his wife’s portrait: he showed us how he saw his wife.
To understand fauvism it is important to know what was happening at the beginning of the 20th century: artists rejected the Academy, which meant the birth of the avant-gardes. Art was understood as freedom and fauvists represented their freedom using those pure colours indiscriminately. On the other hand, it is interesting to appreciate the Japanese inspiration of the Matisse’s artwork.
Today’s recipe is inspired by Matisse’s artwork, the green line, so I show you a super easy recipe of a green smoothie that I love (It is one of my favourites snacks!).
- 2 bunchs spinachs (chopped and clean)
- 2 bunchs cup diced mango (frozen or fresh)
- 1 banana
- 1 bunch blueberries
- 1 cup vegetable milk
Another delicious opions (you can use any type of fruit)
- 1 kiwi
- 1 bunch cup diced pineapple
Elaboración paso a paso
- Blend everiything in a food processor as a thermomix.