The Easel

Lovely Decorative Tentacles

There is enthusiasm for all things Matisse. Recently his “scissorworks” have been celebrated and now it’s his book illustrations.  For him, books were works of art. “”He wanted to supplement the book with images that were fundamental, not superficial, to the text. Matisse felt that illustrations should not be subservient to the text … [but] an expression of kindred spirit [between artist and author]””