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Reactions to Matisse in 1913: Fainting, Burning, And Dying

January 21, 2013

"What hovered behind the outrage, what angered the critics and the students, was how Matisse used the canvas. As much as this trial was about modernist aesthetics it was also about a question that has lurked at the edges of modern art for decades: What makes a canvas a painting? " The Smart Set 01/18/13

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