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.