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Cézanne On Genius

“Genius,” said the artist Paul Cézanne,  “is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience.” A beautiful sentiment, especially when expressed by an artist like Cézanne, but how, practically speaking, does one begin to “renew one’s emotions in daily experience?” Is this merely an artist’s responsibility and need not apply to those of us who don’t consider ourselves creative? 1,186 more words

Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs

In the late 1940s, Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to cut paper as his primary medium, introducing a new means of expression known as the cut-out.The cut outs had the scale of grand paintings, the three- dimensional presence of sculpture, and the linear quality of drawing. 698 more words


Madras Rouge by Henri Matisse

“I returned to my mother’s bedroom and thought about what I had just experienced. I had had a physical response to art. I breathed deeply and was relieved.

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Matisse On Our Interconnectedness & Hope

French artist Henri Matisse once said, “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.” 1,303 more words

ON THIS DAY: December 31, 2017

December 31st is

Champagne Day

Make Up Your Mind Day

Universal Hour of Peace *

World Healing Day


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December 31 in history

400  VandalsAlans and Suebians crossed the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gaul.

1229  James I of Aragon the Conqueror entered Medina Mayurqa (now known as Palma) consummating the Christian conquest of the island of Majorca. 566 more words