Friday, July 19, 2013

Dark Canal, Dark Woods and True Painting Revisited

A 9x12 oil on mdf panel of the canal.

A couple days ago I was able to borrow the catalog Matisse: In Search of True Painting.  I saw the exhibition earlier this year at the Met.  I am now a third of the way through the book, and still haven't encountered a definition of 'true painting'.   The only reference so far is that Matisse once said he wanted to reach 'true painting'.  I suppose after I finish reading the catalog, I will have to define it myself.

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