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Comparing two paintings by Matisse with Picasso's style

Go to http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/matisse/
Check out the two paintings at the bottom - La Musique and Deux Fillettes. How does Matisse's style compare to Picasso and the cubists? Which is more visually pleasing in your opinion?

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First, access the Web site specified, and look carefully at the two examples. Consider line, color, shape, perspective, texture, balance, contrast, emphasis and other Elements and Principles of Art.

La Musique
1939 (180 Kb); Oil on canvas, 115.2 x 115.2 cm (45 3/8 x 45 3/8 in); Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

How does Matisse's style compare to Picasso and the cubists?
Neither of these two paintings experiment with ...

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Comparison and analysis of two paintings by Matisse in reference to Pablo Pcasso's cubist style,with OTA commentary and Web images.