Matisse on painting

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“I might be satisfied with a work done at one sitting, but I would soon tire of it; therefore, I prefer to rework it so that later I may recognize it as representative of my state of mind.” ~ Henri Matisse

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Henri Matisse’s palette

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Henri Matisse’s palette:

Flake White,
Chrome Yellow,
Cadmium Yellow,
Cadmium Orange,
Yellow Ochre,
Scarlet Lake,
Vermilion,
Emerald Green,
Viridian Green,
French Ultramarine,
Cobalt Violet,
Ivory Black.

Source: Henri Matisse, Notes of a Painter (1909).

Matisse on painting

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“I might be satisfied with a work done at one sitting, but i would soon tire of it; therefore, i prefer to rework it so that later i may recognise it as representative of my state of mind.” ~ Henri Matisse

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