Matisse and Picasso Videos

I have probably been wasting too much time at YouTube lately. It’s an excellent time waster, unless you have a “to do” list that is a mile long.

Two artists that I can never get enough of are Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Picasso because he’s a ball of energy that lived to paint, and Matisse because he painted to make the world a more beautiful place.

Here’s Pablo Picasso working on some paintings.

And here’s a collection of works by Henri Matisse, set to some nice music.

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Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. It’s interesting that Picasso chose to do a film of work that he intended to destroy afterwards. Wonder what motivated that? Interesting.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The act of creation is something intimate,certain artists don’t stand neither their own presence while they are working and Pablo was one of these ones. Once he said:”When I work I always left my body out of the door”.
    Fontana made some video about his “cuts”,too. But,likely Picasso, he didn’t show the act of cutting. The video was mounted with 2 separeted scenes:an undamaged canvass followed by the image of a knife inserted on a cut. Both Pablo and Lucio weren’t performers, I personally appreciate their behaviors.

  3. Great Videos, definitely a good way to pass the time. Unless you should be doing other things like work for instance ;-)

  4. Well, I don’t think he destroyed them because he was too worried about what left his studio, as I’ve seen some really bad Picassos.

    As much as I love Pablo, he didn’t hit the mark everytime.

  5. When Matisse died,Picasso said,
    Now,I will paint for the both of us

  6. That’s a good one Richard. I hadn’t heard that before.

    Picasso probably painted enough work for 10 artists!!

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