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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...

Art: Matisse: A Strange, Healing Calm

WHAT I dream is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter, an art that might be for every mental worker like an...

Matisse's American Patrons

The traveling exhibition of gouache cutouts done by Henri Matisse in his last years has been admired lately in Manhattan and Chicago, but at San Francisco's...

Art: Matisse To U. S.

At the Carnegie Institute International Exhibition in 1927, the first prize was awarded to Henri Matisse for his Still Life. Last week, according to Director of...

Art: Speed

"Matisse . . . would have made an extraordinary career in the cinema . . ." The French film director who said that spoke from experience: he had worked with...

Art: Higher & Harder

Henri Matisse, who is 79 this week, permits few visitors. When he goes so far as to let a reporter inside his studio in the Riviera hill town of Vence, the old...

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