Thursday, February 16, 2012

Matisse & Picasso: A Friendly Rivalry

This comic strip illustrates the rivalry between Matisse and Picasso. Later in life, they were more friendly about it -- treating one another with fondness.
With Demoiselles, Picasso had thrown down the gauntlet. Matisse responded with "Three Bathers and a Turtle". This was the beginning of a pattern of provocation and inspiration throughout their careers. The book "Mattise and Picasso" by Jack Flam explains this well.


Paul Bozzo said...

Wow, really strong drawing coupled with many values. Middle frame on first page is a master piece!

Matt said...

Wow. Really incredible. I've read some stuff on Picasso before and it seems like he was a real maniac.

Ben Villarreal said...

I love this series! I'm learning so much :-)

grommet said...

I wrote a screenplay about their relationship. We should animate it.

Your strip is great, by the way.