What are you up to this weekend? We're looking forward to seeing the new Matisse show - In search of True Painting - at the Met.
This show is a bit different than a normal artist retrospective. The curator placed several variations of Matisse's paintings side by side, so that we - the viewers - can examine the detailed differences ourselves.
Matisse was obsessive about reworking his paintings - he often revised them again and again.
He tested different techniques like painting dark colors over bright ones to create a soft underglow, or playing with varying styles of brushstrokes to produce interesting textures.
About his meticulous nature, Matisse said he wanted to "push further and deeper into true painting."
We love that for Matisse, the process of creation was just as important as the finished canvas.
We're looking forward to letting our eyes linger over each piece and trying to spy all the intricate variations and tonal nuances in his work!