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Quotes by Author -  Matisse, Henri (11)
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Matisse, Henri"There are always flowers for those who want to see them. "Nature
Matisse, Henri"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. "Art
Matisse, Henri"I have been no more than a medium, as it were. "Art
Matisse, Henri"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. "Art
Matisse, Henri"Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence. "Art
Matisse, Henri"I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have the light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me. "Art
Matisse, Henri"Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul. "Art
Matisse, Henri"A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light. "Art
Matisse, Henri"You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover. "Art
Matisse, Henri"I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things. "Art
Matisse, Henri"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. "Art

 



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