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.
In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tightrope.
The big artist keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools.- Thomas Eakins
The writer is by nature a dreamer - a conscious dreamer.- Carson McCullers
Nature is usually wrong.- James McNeill Whistler
Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.- Marcus Tullius Cicero
For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature's finest balm.- Edwin Way Teale
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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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