Friday, June 26, 2009
Matisse and Picasso
There has been much talk of the rivalry between the two artists in art history circles. Which artist had better a sense of color? Who was more skillful with the pen? Of course Picasso's prolific and extensive career brought innumerable innovations, but one cannot forget Matisse's ability to capture the essence of a woman's face, even her whole identity, with a few simple lines. One thing they could agree on was a love of birds. Who can blame them?