Henri Matisse Quotes About Colour at starsquotes

Henri Matisse Quotes About Colour at starsquotes

Henri Matisse Quotes About Art, Colour, Creativity, at starsquotes. French artist, known both for his use of colour, fluid and original style.Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (French: 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known both for his use of colour, as well as for his fluid and original style. He was a draughtsman, printmaker , and sculptor but is best regarded as a painter. Together with Pablo Picasso, Matisse is commonly regarded as one of the artists who helped best define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant painting and sculptural developments.

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.

Henri Matisse

I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.

Henri Matisse

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

Henri Matisse

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.

Henri Matisse

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.

Henri Matisse

Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.

Henri Matisse

I wouldn’t mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.

Henri Matisse

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.

Henri Matisse

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.

Henri Matisse

I have been no more than a medium, as it were.

Henri Matisse

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.

Henri Matisse

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.

Henri Matisse

In love, the one who runs away is the winner.

Henri Matisse

Work cures everything.

Henri Matisse

My curves are not crazy.

Henri Matisse

Jazz is rhythm and meaning.

Henri Matisse
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