Credit: Paul Romanowski At the peak of world war two, Henri Matisse was fighting for his life. He was undergoing intestinal cancer surgery as the Germans entered France. His life changing surgery also had a huge impact on Modern Art. This is one of my favorite documentaries on the
I believe in the importance of formal art education. However not everyone has the time nor the means to do so.
The back story of this painting is that Gabrielle d'Estrées was one of several Royal Mistresses of Henry IV of France.