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Monday, November 15, 2010

Henri Matisse

"Creation is the artist's true function; where there is no creation there is no art."

French Artist
1869 - 1954

Matisse, Woman With A Hat, 1905
Most of us are drawn to the arts because of a need to create something, to express what we are feeling.  Those who stay involved with some art form, such as writing, painting or acting, must also learn technique, but if in the study of techniques we forget creativity, we have lost touch with the purpose of art.  Creativity is the very heart of what we do.  The mastery and perfection of technique must never be more important then the creative impulse.  The art we create must be fresh and new, not boring and repetitious.