Matisse meets Picasso documentary (2002)

  • Опубликовано: 11 окт 2017
  • Compiling a half-century of unparalleled artistic dialogue, this program documents the complicated relationship between two indomitable personae: Henri Matisse, the serene, self-indulgent father figure, and Pablo Picasso, the eternal adolescent and fiery primitive.
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    The program employs archival photos and film clips, stunning images of painting and sculpture, and firsthand recollections of the Picasso and Matisse circles, illuminating the intersecting creative journeys of both artists. Françoise Gilot and Picasso’s son Claude shed light on the Spaniard’s formal reactions to-and admiration of-Matisse, while Jacqueline Matisse Monnier and Matisse biographer Hilary Spurling reciprocate.
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  • Alexandra Ashborn
    Alexandra Ashborn Месяц назад

    Reconstructing life as a child would express itself, a quote of his dottering age, so typical of rotted minds- the elderly matisse.
    Pitty this happens to us. Like beautiful fruit, rotting.

  • Alexandra Ashborn
    Alexandra Ashborn Месяц назад

    lame narration, : 'lascivious odalisques.' What a joke. These are creatures suggesting comfort. THAT, is not lascivious. Insecure, scrutinizing and hateful humans are. ...whom are you ?

  • Paul Carter
    Paul Carter Месяц назад +1

    Great time capsule into the history of the two and time of their creative journey. Thank you for sharing

  • Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens Месяц назад

    I attended the Matisse Picasso Exhibit at the MoMA May 2003. Could not have asked for a better compilation of artworks ever gathered from all corners of the the world. Some presentations had a Matisse presented to a closely similar Picasso work. Once in a lifetime experience.

  • Rafael Martinez
    Rafael Martinez 2 месяца назад

    Wow !! What a documentary !!!

  • whatever whatever
    whatever whatever 2 месяца назад +1

    Stolen all inspiration from Africa changed to a piece Europeans has only boring culture

  • big b
    big b 3 месяца назад

    Bullshit paintings. Whenever I see Picasso painting only thing comes in my mind to beat him by baseball for wasting painting materials . 😡

  • Thumb Print
    Thumb Print 3 месяца назад

    That was Francoise Gilot, mother of Paloma and Claude, who I don't think gets credited. She was in front of one of her own paintings.

  • Ethan Rozling
    Ethan Rozling 3 месяца назад

    But do you know Pablo Picasso's *FULL* name? (It's a little bit LONGER than you think)

  • American Tiger
    American Tiger 4 месяца назад +2

    Childish paintings. Just like a student in middle school would paint. They call these genius? Most of the fake admirers of these childish paintings here wouldn't notice the difference if I mix the paintings of these "geniuses" with some paintings of kids and show them as from Picasso and Matisse :)

    • Kingsley Saxon
      Kingsley Saxon Месяц назад

      You have a similar artistic sensibility to Hitler. You shun art that doesn't appeal to your basal animal instincts of beauty. Be careful you don't close your mind otherwise you'll waste your life staring up your own asshole.

    • Sunny Su
      Sunny Su Месяц назад

      +novusvoss Indeed Picasso didn't care about beauty when he painted, at all, neither did the great Caravaggio. I presume Caravaggio would fall into the "beauty" lane now however back then his purpose was against the "beauty" of 17th century. Both Caravaggio and Picasso wanted to depict the ugly truth of life as they saw it and both were not considered "beautiful" by main stream at their own time. So there, beauty, in fact the whole interpretation of art is not defined by the artist's intention. And beauty as it evolves, takes time for the world to soak in.
      In Picasso's work, his opinions/emotions towards the subject can be found -- the difference between his portrayal of Marie-Thérèse and Dora Maar is evidential. Also in my view, the most fascinating part of a painting is actually how the artist observes and delivers that subject, rather than who the subject is, what was she/he like, or whether it enables me to project my experience. The kaleidoscope of his perspectives are overwhelming enough.
      There is a common saying in the art community I know is that "all children are genius painters" mainly becoz they are free of techniques so their expression is limitless in terms of imagination. The fact that many people critique Picasso's work as childish painting actually reassure his genius. It takes enormous work and talents to breakout from the craft and go back to innocence. In China, we have a similar, very ancient philosophy that says the highest state of spirit is returning to one's original nature.

    • novusvoss
      novusvoss Месяц назад

      +Sunny Su
      Sure, again not trying to say that there's 0 beauty in his work, I'm saying *on most levels* he didn't care about it.
      Maybe you'll understand what I mean when I describe how I perceive Picasso's work exactly:
      Picasso paints in symbols like a child (not saying a child would ever produce what he produces, but the thought process is similar). He doesn't bother about anatomy. When he paints eg. a woman he puts a blob there, with some symbols for breasts and face. Not because he doesn't know anatomy but he just doesn't bother to spell it out, he's too absorbed in his own world, because he doesn't really care about the woman. He only cares about how he feels about her, and invests minimal effort to represent her.
      Most artists would explore what and who the woman is when they paint her and in the process find out more about themselves. Picasso however doesn't care who or what she is, he only cares about how he sees her. He's very much a purist in that sense.
      Now when I look at the painting the fact that he painted it in that way limits my experience, because I will never know what the woman meant to Picasso and I can also not project my own feeling and experiences into it because the representation is too abstract.
      So all I'm left with are the spacial divisions he made with his shapes and the colors he used. Sometimes that's more or less pleasing to me.
      So part of what bothers me is that he doesn't do either thing properly: It's not pure abstract art and it's also not figurative art. It's such minimalistic figurative art that it almost gets to the point of non-recognition.
      And before you think I can't enjoy a mixture between abstract and figurative, go look at *Andrey Remnev* work. He shows a potential direction Picasso could have taken his art towards, if he had actually really cared about the craft aspect of it.
      And the fact that he knew a certain degree of craft but chose not to use it because he was too bitter about the whole "rules" thing, like a teenager who never grew up, gives me a pretty clear indication that he wasn't very mature as a person. Which doesn't go well with the term "genius".

    • Sunny Su
      Sunny Su Месяц назад

      novusvoss Again, not saying old masters’ beauty will be overturned, but that “component” will change. And for me the component of beauty is not limited to the “balance” you’ve repeatedly mentioned. I find the color and composition in Picasso’s work beautiful. And if you define beauty as a collective understanding from human history, then as more people find beauty in Picasso, naturally that definition will gradually change. If you don’t find beauty in his work, it only means that the new beauty is still on its way.

    • novusvoss
      novusvoss Месяц назад

      +Sunny Su I agree that beauty is not static in that sense. What I meant to say by "there is a consistent component to beauty" is that there are a) things that people universally consider as beautiful, meaning when I say a sunset is beautiful you *understand*, you don't just acknowledge my personal taste. So we do have a collective understanding of something beautiful. And b) once we created something beautiful like the sixteenth chapel, it doesn't suddenly become ugly at a certain point in time.
      That being said I agree with you that we constantly discover new things to be beautiful. However we do have unwritten rules on what is considered beautiful, simply because otherwise anything could be considered beautiful and the word would lose it's meaning. I don't think we can ever put a finger on what those rules are.
      "Your reply just show me how fixated your mind is. So I guess there is no point keep debating."
      Ah come on, we're not trying to change each others mind here, or trying to "win a debate" that's not what it's about. Because we disagree we can find out where we have holes in our belief system and where it's solid, and both end up with better a understanding of the thing we discuss. The next time I will talk about beauty with someone I can be clearer because of you.

  • John Castle
    John Castle 4 месяца назад +1

    Love Picasso ,what a fighter .never realized he worked so much from his imagination .

  • marl boonyer
    marl boonyer 4 месяца назад

    i can't deal with thissound dropping in and out...

  • slosher
    slosher 5 месяцев назад

    Really love the painting of Olga

  • khagen bharali
    khagen bharali 5 месяцев назад

    Picasso and matisse loved beautiful Godesses

  • BrooklynBabyDoll718
    BrooklynBabyDoll718 6 месяцев назад

    Picasso was so humble, he adored, valued and purchased Matisses work all throughout his career yet his work was more intriguing and thought provoking in my opinion.

  • olllloollllo
    olllloollllo 6 месяцев назад

    Bunch of pretentious fucks in this post.

  • john miller
    john miller 7 месяцев назад +3

    Picasso was what I would call a natural man. I'm not saying it as a complement but as a statement of fact. His art is pure genius. I couldn't "fully" appreciate his art until I was in my 60s with hundreds of psychedelic experiences under my belt.

    • Plugaru C. Sebastian
      Plugaru C. Sebastian Месяц назад +1

      *You can appreciate even shit under drugs, are you still on them by your poor logic.*

    • novusvoss
      novusvoss 2 месяца назад

      I don't have hundreds of psychedelic experiences, "only" a few dozens and I'd still never call Picasso a genius.
      Of course you can be inspired by his work and find marvelous. But the word genius used to mean something. Means you can do something most people can't. In case of art that means to me you're able to achieve beauty while expressing yourself. To not only bring the inner you out into the world but to do it gracefully and while doing so, connecting people for a brief moment with the kingdom of god. That's the magic of art to me.
      Picasso never cared about beauty. In fact he actively discarded it. He cared more about being a rebel. A non-conformist. In my eyes he never grew out of his teenager phase.
      I'm not saying that's wrong or that his art is illegitimate (no art its), nothing of that sort. He was a free man and did free things.
      But to call what he made "genius" is being ignorant of art-history and robbing the value out of the word genius.
      Classical art died a gruesome death in the early 20th century, spearheaded by Picasso. Someone had to do it eventually I guess. But lucky for me digital art was born in the 2000's and a new wave of artists emerged. Artists who to 99% look up to the true geniuses of art who lived in the 19th century, back then, when you didn't impress people by being edgy, but by being good.

  • Mendoza Ben Souzan
    Mendoza Ben Souzan 7 месяцев назад +1

    Comparing Matisse to Picasso is like comparing a walking stick to a Ferrari. The level of understanding of Picasso's art here is almost pedestrian.

    • Najme Arshadi
      Najme Arshadi 2 месяца назад

      It's exaggerating . Both are great artists but not in the same level

  • amrut bikash Pattanayak
    amrut bikash Pattanayak 7 месяцев назад +1

    great art u should see mine

  • RealJudyi
    RealJudyi 8 месяцев назад

    Matisse had such great pieces, so bright! So much movement graceful and powerful. I really love the brightness of his work, even tho he was just as depressed as Picasso.

  • Enrique Ortiz
    Enrique Ortiz 8 месяцев назад +4

    You say Genius, I say Garbage.

    • Nicholas Fanzo
      Nicholas Fanzo 3 месяца назад

      You can say what you want but you're wrong and history has proven that so.

    • a kamran
      a kamran 7 месяцев назад +4

      you can say whatever you want. but, art historians and artists who understand will adore them forever.

  • Jackie Joseph
    Jackie Joseph 8 месяцев назад

    Thank you so much. Words are incapable; the silence^*^ *I*^ vwah Nitai blissings be upon you!

  • IETCHX69
    IETCHX69 8 месяцев назад +8

    Matisse's painting of his wife brought me to tears .

  • beforeoriondotcom
    beforeoriondotcom 8 месяцев назад

    Find another view of genius Picasso at and

  • Gamina Wulfsdottir
    Gamina Wulfsdottir 8 месяцев назад

    Utterly beautiful.

  • xyzllii
    xyzllii 9 месяцев назад

    What patronising sexist terms the commentator uses to describe the women....beginning with les Damoiselles. Whores! What kind of put down of humanity is that?

  • Viola Hamilton
    Viola Hamilton 9 месяцев назад

    Ah, thank you for this gift!

  • beforeoriondotcom
    beforeoriondotcom 10 месяцев назад

    More on Genius Picasso at

  • timmy
    timmy 10 месяцев назад +2

    I never knew Picasso kept seven Renoirs. But coincidentally earlier today I had seen Renoir's 1912 work Laundresses (NOT Laundresses at Cagnes of that same year; but rather the canvas with two subjects) and it almost reminded me of Picasso's neoclassical women. Yet what a sad and abrupt way to end a video.

  • Mary MacGillicuddy
    Mary MacGillicuddy 11 месяцев назад +4

    Very bad form to cut the end credits. Thumbs down for that, I'm afraid.
    If you have the original film, then kindly re-up in its entirety.

    • sonny corbi
      sonny corbi 9 месяцев назад +2

      Mary MacGillicuddy Is “cutting the credits” a legal thing or do you just feel it’s in bad taste? (I can’t remember when I last read the credits - now, If I were into film making and directors etc. then I would read the credits - and too the “credits usually move to fast. Too fast for me to read), nothing carved in stone here, just curious-

  • Anthony Azul
    Anthony Azul Год назад

    15:26 what is the title of that painting?

    • S A
      S A 11 месяцев назад +1

      it is "decorative figure on an ornamental background" you know you can take a screenshot of the picture and then google image search it and you will find it

  • Thomas Bingel
    Thomas Bingel Год назад +2

    Very recommendable

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  • John Morgan
    John Morgan Год назад +6

    Some of this is incorrect. Picasso AND Braque worked together to bring about Cubism. Braque as a youth worked as a Painter & Decorator with his father and Braque taught Pablo how to properly stick papers to a canvas or board.. Derain came along later to jump on the cubist bandwagon..

    • Thumb Print
      Thumb Print 3 месяца назад

      Elisabeth - both were discussed. Brusque was the main instigator of cubism, not Picasso as was stated here.

    • jztouch
      jztouch 7 месяцев назад +1

      I’m not sure how the makers of this film could have gotten that wrong. Braque is just as much the originator of cubism as Picasso. His Houses at l’Estaque was possibly the first cubist painting, painted in 1908.

    • Elisabeth Driscoll
      Elisabeth Driscoll 8 месяцев назад

      Yes, on Cubism, they were not talking about Cubism, they were talking about the collaboration on this chapel.

    • Mythical Man
      Mythical Man Год назад +2

      John Morgan And if memory serves, Therese Walter was actually 16 - or possibly even 15 - when Picasso started his relationship with her, and not 18 as suggested here. Picasso was a great artist, and a bit of a monster, especially in his relationships with women throughout his life.

  • Paper Sack
    Paper Sack Год назад +2

    Pure pretentious horse shit.

    • gavin Reid
      gavin Reid 11 месяцев назад

      Paper Sack go take a selfie.

  • Jimpossible Bananarchy
    Jimpossible Bananarchy Год назад +10

    I keep checking my earphones every ten seconds. I see what you're doin. You're pissin me off, that's what you're doin.

  • itkapatanka
    itkapatanka Год назад +3

    sound keeps going, which is really annoying!

  • charmerci
    charmerci Год назад +10

    What's with the silences?

  • Matangaro Matangaro
    Matangaro Matangaro Год назад +2

    The door and the key ... Both opened to worlds unimagined yet each requiring the other to guide the world through

    SAUCE RECORDS Год назад +1

    who are those 2 artists he mentioned from 19th century?

    • Lewis Allrightsreserved
      Lewis Allrightsreserved Год назад +4

      Abott and Costello 😀

    • Alphonsine K
      Alphonsine K Год назад

      Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) et Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863).

  • Drunken Pirate
    Drunken Pirate Год назад +4

    38:20 her eyebrows are picasso too :P haha

    ALAN LAWRENCE Год назад +5

    Two truly great artists.

    ALAN LAWRENCE Год назад +9

    Beautiful script, narration and archival clips. Picasso was an eternal child, as his insightful lover explained, always looking for approval from everyone. He has it from me with bells on. A truly great artist, from the beginning to the end of his life.