I’ve been trying to slog through some books about Henri Matisse lately.
It’s a bit of a tough go, reading art catalogs. First of all, many of them are enormous; the kind that, were I to read one in bed, I would be at great risk for concussion if I dozed off. Secondly, the reader is required to flip to the Plate Section where the art reproductions are kept, to understand the biographer’s descriptions of the paintings.
Persistence can be rewarding though. Gradually the fog clears and a new way of looking at the world through the artist’s eyes, is revealed.
I’m not at the fog-free stage yet as regards Matisse. The study below incorporates some of my knowledge about Matisse’s work at this point.