Henri Matisse Quotes
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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.
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.