Matisse's Artistic Courage - Perspectives from The Artist's Road
Matisse's Artistic Courage
Perspectives from The Artist's Road
In our blog about the working methods of Henri Matisse as he painted The Romanian Blouse in 1940, we described his willingness to revise and redesign the same subject over and over until it reached what was, for him, a kind of perfection. He unfailingly believed in his vision and possessed a rare kind of genius. He knew to follow his own star in all things artistic. Many European artists of the day were inspired by, or directly lifted ideas from him, most notably, his friend Pablo Picasso.
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