Born on December 31, 1869.
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” -Matisse
Matisse had an instinctual talent for capturing movement, as seen in his Dance series. It is always fun to see what inspires beautiful art, so I included a photo, above.
“I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.” -Matisse
He was the master of the line – and pattern, across a range of techniques. No small feat.
“Creativity takes courage” -Matisse
And, at the same time, one of the foremost colorists of the twentieth century.
While we are raising our glasses this evening, let’s be sure to do a toast to Henri Matisse and his contributions to the art world. Happy New Years Eve, everyone!
photos courtesy of Christies