Friday, 22 May 2009

Matisse on re-working his paintings

«I want to get to this stage of condensation of sensations that make the painting. I could content myself with the first attempt at a work, but I would get tired of it immediately, and I prefer to rework it so that later on I recognize it as a representation of my mind. »

- Henri Matisse (in “Note d’un peintre” – Ecrits et propos sur l’art – Hermann, 1972)

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1 comment:

Jill Berry said...

Thanks for this quote. Great concept - reworking your work until it's you