Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Painting the beauty of the world

The banner in the photograph stands at the entrance of the Matisse museum in Le Cateau-Cambrésis. The caption indicates that the quotation is an extract from a message sent by Matisse to his birth town in November 1952.

«Révéler un peu de la fraîche beauté du monde.»

Henri Matisse

Which reads in English:

« Revealing a little of the fresh beauty of the world. »

Henri Matisse

This quotation is a perfect illustration of what Matisse intended with his work. He was aiming for a pure and peaceful sensation.

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