Arts: In Detroit

The Detroit Institute of Arts, in purchasing Henri Matisse's Interior, is one of the few public galleries in America to recognize the Post-Impressionists. The painting is an excellent example of the artist's ex-treme simplification of form, his strong outlines, his vivid blues, greens, oranges. Since the death of Renoir, Matisse has been generally ranked by advanced aesthetes of the Clive Bell school as the greatest painter of France—and therefore, of the world.


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