Henri Matisse Quotes and its meanings

Henri Matisse has written on many topics. Some of the topics he has discussed most are as follows;

Art Courage Design Good Happiness Love Nature Power Success Truth

Henri Matisse quotes about Courage

Henri Matisse quotes about Truth

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What does Henri Matisse write about?

Henri Matisse has written on many topics but he is most famous for his work about art, courage, design, good, happiness, love, nature, power, success & truth. People always share Art quotes, Courage quotes, design, good, happiness, love, nature, power, success & truth from his literary works.

What are the top most famous quotes by Henri Matisse?

Here are the top most famous quotes by Henri Matisse.

  • I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
  • Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
  • Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
  • Creativity takes courage.
  • It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.
  • 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.
  • Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
  • He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices he is free and nothing holds him back.
  • There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
  • An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.