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Henri Matisse was an artist of colour and sensuous line; an unerring eye until the end

I saw work by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) for the first time when I was seven.

It was a tapestry, Polynesia, newly acquired for the collection of the Art Gallery of NSW.

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I wondered at the simplicity of the clean, white, marine shapes floating on blue squares…

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