Words and creative wisdom by the great, Henri Matisse...

Henri Matisse - French artist and sculptor, and considered one of the most important painters of the twentieth century with his expressive and original use of colour and shape. (1869-1954)

Words and creative wisdom by the great, Henri Matisse...

"I do not distinguish between the construction of a book and that of a painting and I always proceed from the simple to the complex.

🍃"We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe.

🌷To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage.

🍃Don’t wait for inspiration. It comes while one is working.

🍀... for whether we want to or not, we belong to our time and we share in its opinions, its feelings, even its delusions.

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

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