Henri Matisse Quotes

Henri Matisse Quotes: Much of the beauty that arises in art comes from the struggle an artist wages with his limited medium.
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Henri Matisse Quote: Purer colors... have in themselves, independently of the objects they serve to express, a significant action on the feelings of those who look at them.
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Quotes about Henri Matisse: You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject.
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Quote about Henri Matisse: The sign for which I forge an image has no value if it doesn't harmonize with other signs, which I must determine in the course of my invention and which are completely peculiar to it.
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Henri Matisse Sayings: I never retouch a sketch: I take a canvas the same size, as I may change the composition somewhat. But I always strive to give the same feeling, while carrying it on further.
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Henri Matisse Saying: 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.
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Sayings about Henri Matisse: An artist must not feel under any constraint.
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Saying about Henri Matisse: 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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Henri Matisse Quotes: When an artist or student draws a nude figure with painstaking care, the result is drawing, and not emotion.
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Henri Matisse Quote: The truly original artist invents his own signs.
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Quotes about Henri Matisse: I have to create an object which resembles the tree. The sign for a tree, and not the sign that other artists may have found for the tree.
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Quote about Henri Matisse: There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.
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Henri Matisse Sayings: Don't try to be original. Be simple. Be good technically, and if there is something in you, it will come out.
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Henri Matisse Saying: If drawing belongs to the world of spirit and color to that of the senses, you must draw first to cultivate the spirit.
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Sayings about Henri Matisse: There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
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Saying about Henri Matisse: Truth and reality in art begin at the point where the artist ceases to understand what he is doing and capable of doing - yet feels in himself a force that becomes steadily stronger... and more concentrated.
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Henri Matisse Quotes: I didn't expect to recover from my second operation but since I did, I consider that I'm living on borrowed time. Every day that dawns is a gift to me and I take it in that way. I accept it gratefully without looking beyond it. I completely forget my physical suffering and all the unpleasantness of my present condition and I think only of the joy of seeing the sun rise once more and of being able to work a little bit, even under difficult conditions.
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Henri Matisse Quote: It is my dream to create an art which is filled with balance, purity and calmness, freed from a subject matter that is disconcerting or too attention-seeking. In my paintings, I wish to create a spiritual remedy, similar to a comfortable armchair which provides rest from physical expectation for the spiritually working, the businessman as well as the artist.
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