Henri Matisse — French Artist born on December 31, 1869, died on November 03, 1954

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter... (wikipedia)

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
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.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.

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