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No 312 Henri Matisse

“Cutting into colour reminds me of the sculptor’s direct carving.” Henri Matisse. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs opens at Tate Modern today (17th April) and runs until 7th September.

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No 306 Henri Matisse

“It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.” Henri Matisse. Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs opens next Thursday (17th April) at Tate Modern.

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No 205 Henri Matisse

“You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tightrope.” Henri Matisse, who was born on 31st December 1869. Happy Birthday to Henri and a Happy New Year to the rest of you!

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No 186 Henri Matisse

“Exactitude is not truth.” Henri Matisse. Today at Tom’s Art History class we looked at Matisse’s Chapelle du Rosaire, Vence.

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No 180 Henri Matisse

“Drawing is not an exercise of particular dexterity, but above all a means of expressing intimate feelings and moods.”  Henri Matisse

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No 64 Henri Matisse

“There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.”  Henri Matisse

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No 57 Pablo Picasso

“Matisse makes a drawing, then he makes a copy of it. He copies it five times, ten times, always clarifying the line. He’s convinced that the last, the most stripped down, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and … Continue reading

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No 56 Henri Matisse

“Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.” Henri Matisse

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