Thursday, November 13, 2008

south of france

Self Portrait when Matisse was forty-nine in 1918.

"Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.”

“I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer.”

- Henri Matisse [1869-1954]