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A further note of interest is that Cezanne (without knowing it) got the ball rolling in the bather contest
between Picasso and Matisse. Matisse saw the attached (or one very like it),
and pawned his wife's wedding ring to buy it so he could contemplate the way it moved him so much.

See attached painting.

Cheers,
Peter
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chokh Raj 
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  Sent: Friday, September 17, 2010 2:21 PM
  Subject: Re: OT - GENIUS WITHIN: Matisse - Bathers by a river


        Thanks, Peter, for your many valuable posts today -- all very illuminating.

        Grateful,
         CR


        --- On Fri, 9/17/10, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 
          Matisse's bathers was his response to
          Picasso's demoiselles d'Avignon, also wall size.
          (See attached).
            ----- Original Message ----- 
            From: Peter Montgomery 
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            Sent: Friday, September 17, 2010 1:47 PM
            Subject: Re: OT - GENIUS WITHIN: Matisse - Bathers by a river


            Attached is THE key Matisse. The original is wall size:
            Note certain similarities to the below.



              ----- Original Message ----- 
              From: Chokh Raj 
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              Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:01 PM
              Subject: Re: OT - GENIUS WITHIN: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould


                    A Matisse that to me is emblematic of Eliot's life and art:



                    Matisse -- The Piano Lesson (1916)

                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/2372781084/

                    CR


                    --- On Thu, 9/16/10, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
                            Incidentally,

                            'Matisse the Master' by Hilary Spurling

                            A Book for Every Matisse Fan
                            By Steven Harvey | September 29, 2005

                            "The biographical information doesn't change my sense of the quality of his art or my delight in it." 

                            http://www.nysun.com/arts/book-for-every-matisse-fan/20734/

                            CR


                            --- On Wed, 9/15/10, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
                                Thanks, Peter. Here's some Matisse for you:



                                http://www.abcgallery.com/M/matisse/matisse130.html

                                Cheers,
                                 CR


                                --- On Wed, 9/15/10, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
                                I think your reference here is VERY relevant to Eliot's work.
                                Cf. Pound's Make It New.

                                From a recent interview on Matisse on Charlie Rose
                                re: current retrospective at MOMA:

                                "'All things considered, there is only Matisse' - Pablo Picasso"
                                "Questioner to Matisse 'Surely you don't put down intelligence?'
                                 Matisse: 'Yes. Ireject intellectulity. There is only instinct.' "

                                Cheers.
                                P.
                                ----- Original Message ----- 
                                From: Chokh Raj 
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                                Sent: Friday, September 10, 2010 4:35 PM
                                Subject: OT - GENIUS WITHIN: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould


                                GENIUS WITHIN 


                                A NYTimes Movie Review 

                                By A.O. SCOTT 

                                September 9, 2010 


                                 

                                Jock Carroll/Lorber Films 
                                The pianist Glenn Gould in a scene from the documentary “Genius Within.” 


                                "[E]very artist’s goal is to transcend the limiting circumstances of individual experience and touch something larger."  

                                  

                                http://movies.nytimes.com/2010/09/10/movies/10genius.html?nl=movies&emc=mua3  


                                CR