“I was only seventeen when I saw the Matisses and they were literally the first 20th-century pictures I ever saw. And I fell for them at first glance, and to this day au fond Matisse moves me more than any other 20th-century painter. But I also think there are families of painting minds quite apart from history; that there are about—I don't know—five or six basic psychological types; and that whatever the type is that Matisse is, I think that is the family that I naturally belong to.” — Robert Motherwell

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