06 March 2010


                                      20 cm X 15 cm  1998

From Matisse, a biography vol.2:

'All her life Marguerite (his daughter) had heard her father insisting that it was better to risk ruining a painting than to be satisfied with quick results, however harmonious and easy on the eye.'

and Matisse declared:

"Its always necessary to force your whole being beyond this level because it's only then that you start to make discoveries, and tear yourself apart in the process."


"Renoir's work saves us from the drying-up effect of pure abstraction" he said explaining to an interviewer in 1919 that once you have explored as far as you can go in a particular direction, you must change course, if only as a matter of hygiene.


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