“What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”
― from TO THE LIGHTHOUSE By Virginia Woolf, 1927
"Through the window of the daring room one sees the green of the garden and a black tree trunk, a basket of forget-me-nots on the table, a garden chair and a rug...The picture is green and white with some accents, blue for the forget-me-nots, and red for the zigzag in the rug; the table is red, too."
—Henri Matisse describing his masterpiece "The Window"
Happy birthday to French artist Henri Matisse, who was born on this day in 1869!
Matisse was born on this day in 1869. Painted nearly at the end of his long career, “L’Asie” culminates his obsession with painting the female figure in rich, exotic costumes and settings. See it today for free in the Kahn Building. #KimbellArt#onview