Evolving Toward Ecstacy - Roberta Smith on Matisse

The much anticipated Matisse exhibition at the Met finally opened.  Roberta Smith reviews the show for the NY Times.

 one of the most thrillingly instructive exhibitions about this painter,
 or painting in general, that you may ever see."

It sounds like we all have a homework assignment!

Three portraits (1916-17) of Laurette 

Two versions of a young sailor slouching in a chair, from 1906

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