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Update: More Encore = Matisse Evidence

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 26th January 2009 10:54pm
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We've been attempting to thread the needle of the "Wynn = Picasso, Encore = Matisse" theory for a while now, and have another piece of evidence to add to the case - the similarity of artistic intention/material between Matisse's "The Back I-IV":

Matisse The Back I-IV
Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Matisse's series shows a clear evolution from detailed body forms to an almost Fernando Botero style blobness.

And the Roger Thomas designed entrance to XS night club:

XS Entrance Sculpture
Photo thanks to our friends at DailyFiasco.com

XS Encore Entrance Sculpture
Photo thanks to our friends at RateVegas.com

Essentially the same principle, but in a gilded golden vision of hell.

It's pretty interesting to see how the authors of the resort, Steve Wynn & Roger Thomas, have taken inspiration from art history yet stop short of creating a "Picasso" or "Matisse" themed joint with walls lined with masterpieces. As much as I love art, I'd rather not gamble in a museum.



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"authored"

Heh.

thats how roger thomas described it during the pre-opening tour we did. interesting choice of words, and appropriate too.

That entrance to that club is neat. It's almost like the Dawn of the Dead (re-make) poster where all the zombies are behind the white sheet looking thing trying to get through. I want something like that in my house, where it looks like people are trying to get out of the wall.



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