I adore Henri Matisse, perhaps because my mother loves his work and she infected me with a love of all things Matisse. I love his exploration of form and his foray into Fauvism (colour over representation). This element is taken from the Matisse work Dance I that he considered a preparatory sketch for a large commission for a Russian industrialist. As an artist, I hate the idea of someone showing your rough sketches, but as a lover of Matisse, I’m so happy to have access to such genius. I want to move as freely and elegantly as Matisse’s dancers… spin, whirl, jump!
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