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"A work of art must carry within itself its complete significance and impose that upon the beholder, even before he recognises the subject matter .... we must understand the sentiment which emerges from it, for it is in the lines, the composition, the colour." (quoted from Henri Matisse's "Notes of a painter" In Flam, J.D. 1973. Matisse on art. New York: Dutton, p. 38)