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Great Leap Forward.

Something about Henri Matisse always brings to mind the famous line from André Gide: "Do not understand me too quickly." Isn't that what we so often do with...

Art: Matisse The Color of Genius

Sometimes an exhibition will define the work of a major artist for a whole generation. So with the Museum of Modern Art's Picasso retrospective in 1980. Now New...

Art: A Domain of Light and Color

"Matisse in Morocco," which opened Sunday at New York City's Museum of Modern Art (it was at the National Gallery in Washington through the spring, and will go...

Art: The Sultan and the Scissors

A dazzling show of Matisse cut-outs Young prodigies in art are as common as seagulls; the rarities are old. A special aura clings to the late works of old men...

Art: Matisse's Imprint Upon an Age

What interests me most is neither still life nor landscape but the human figure. It is through it that I best succeed in expressing the nearly religious...

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