” 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. “


” I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things. “


” Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul. “


” Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence. “


” It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color – not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression. “


” 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. “


” With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft. “



All 7 Henri Matisse Quotes about Art in picture


Time extracts various values from a painter
I don


Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.
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.
With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.
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