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13 Famous Quotes by Henri Matisse
12/31/1869 - 11/3/1954
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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.

Balance Quotes, by Henri Matisse

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It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.

Uniqueness Quotes, by Henri Matisse

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I did my sculpture as a painter. I did not work as a sculptor.

Sculpture Quotes, by Henri Matisse

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There are wonderful things in real jazz, the talent for improvisation, the liveliness, the being at one with the audience.

Jazz Quotes, by Henri Matisse

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Jazz is rhythm and meaning.

Jazz Quotes, by Henri Matisse

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There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

Vision Quotes, by Henri Matisse

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What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.

Serenity Quotes, by Henri Matisse

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What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.

Balance Quotes, by Henri Matisse

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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.

Art and artists Quotes, by Henri Matisse

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You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.

Art and artists Quotes, by Henri Matisse

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Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.

Art and artists Quotes, by Henri Matisse

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

Art and artists Quotes, by Henri Matisse

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I have been no more than a medium, as it were.

Art and artists Quotes, by Henri Matisse

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