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Henri Matisse's Profile

Brief about Henri Matisse: By info that we know Henri Matisse was born at 1970-01-01. And also Henri Matisse is French Artist.

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Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that it will grow better.

Tags: Grow, Instinct, Tree

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

Tags: Else, Everybody, Life

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.

Tags: Creative, Difficult, Forget

I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer.

Tags: God, Mind, Put

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.

Tags: Learn, Love, Study

I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me.

Tags: Anyone, Light, Tried

A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light.

Tags: Power, Real, Time

In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tightrope.

Tags: Nature, Start, Yourself

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

Tags: Flowers, Nature

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.

Tags: Art, Good, Mind

He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.

Tags: Free, Him, Love

Creativity takes courage.

Tags: Courage, Creativity, Takes

I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.

Tags: Art, Between, Difference

Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.

Tags: Newspaper, Soul

An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.

Tags: Artist, Himself, Success

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

Tags: Advantage, Art, Making

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.

Tags: Good, Happiness, Work

My curves are not crazy.

Tags: Crazy, Curves

I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.

Tags: Emotion, Paint, Table

Jazz is rhythm and meaning.

Tags: Jazz, Meaning, Rhythm