“Colour exists in itself, has its own beauty…I used colour as a means of expressing my emotions and not as a transcription of nature. I use the simplest colours. I don’t transform them myself it is the relationships which take charge of them. It is only a matter of enhancing the differences, of revealing them. Nothing prevents composition with a few colours, like music which is built on only seven notes”
Henri Matisse from The Path of Colour in Matisse on Art, 1947The small framed postcard is of Matisse’s Nature morte aux grenades, Vence 1947 from the Musée Matisse in Nice; perfect for another Matisse Monday. The oranges are from Cosco.