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Profound and Lucid Sight

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‘Subject matter will be more powerfully affecting if it presents itself through the artist’s expressive manipulation of his medium. Thus, instead of merely transcribing visual sensations-instead of seeking merely to copy nature-the artist should, rather, condense these sensations. Working toward serenity by means of simplification, he will be able to produce a more vivid, less accidental representation of the subject, lodged in the entire compositional arrangement of the work of art.’ P. 17, Henri Matisse, A Retrospective, by John Elderfield, […]