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Product Review: Moso Natural Air Purifying Bags

moso natural odor eliminator photo by gail worley
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As a person with a very keen sense of smell, I like to experiment with  scented candles, incense, and diffusers to add the personal touch of a favorite fragrance to my home. The thing is, I also enjoy cooking,  and it’s understood that adding fragrance to the air doesn’t necessarily eliminate the persistent odor of ingredients like onions and spices (I’m looking at you, turmeric) that can linger in a room for days.
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Modern Art Monday Presents: Henri Matisse, Woman Resting in an Interior

matisse woman resting photo by gail worley
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In 1941, while convalescing from a serious illness, Henri Matisse devised a fresh approach to his interest in repeated motifs: a drawing series that he would published in 1943 as Themes and Variations. Comprising 162 drawings organized into 17 groups, the series mostly depicts female figures reclining or relaxing in chairs. This example, Woman Resting in an Interior (1941) is characterized by the contrast of charcoal and paper and of flatness and depth, as well as by its fluid, energetic line. Other studies in Themes and Variations use a much cleaner line to render the subject. As a whole, the series demonstrates the artist’s commitment to capturing a drawing’s essence through serial reworking.

Photographed in the Morgan Library in Manhattan.