|DAY 64||PROFILES IN ART|
THE COURAGE OF ART
“For a painter, nothing is more difficult than to paint a rose, because in order to do so he must first forget every rose that has ever been painted.” —Henri Matisse
“Creativity takes courage,” said French artist Henri Matisse, one of modern art’s original founding fathers. Indeed, Matisse would have been intensely aware of just how deeply the two were intertwined. For one, he wasn’t supposed to be an artist. Matisse studied law and only took up drawing to pass the time during his recovery from a long illness. Thus, his first act of creative courage was leaving the ...