By repeating images in pairs, trios and series, Henri Matisse conducted an ongoing dialogue with his earlier works in order to, as he put it, “push further and deeper into true painting.”
The Metropolitan Museum’s Mary Clare McKinley takes us into Matisse’s process to explore his innovative, often radical, solutions to such problems as how to portray light, handle paint, select colors and manipulate perspective.
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Mary Clare McKinley, a research assistant in the department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum, helped organize the exhibition “Matisse: In Search of True Painting,” on view through March 17. She is currently finishing her dissertation on the philosophy of art at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.
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