If drawing belongs to the realm of the Spirit and colour to that of the Senses, you must draw first, to cultivate the Spirit and to be able to lead colour through the paths of the Spirit.
Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion-and where it isn't, that's w...- Ram Dass
If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's go- Bob Hope
The artist need not know very much; best of all let him work instinctively and paint as na...- Emil Nolde
I have always had a certain rhythmic approach to my work.- Paul Hirsch
You have to stay faithful to what you're working on.- Stephen King
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|Birth:||31st December, 1869|
|Death:||3rd November, 1954|
Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was born in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France. He was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art. In 1891, he studied at the Académie Julian and became a student of William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Gustave Moreau. Initially he painted still lifes and landscapes in a traditional style, at which he achieved reasonable proficiency.
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