During a day of doubt my faith in abstraction was restored by this Matisse:
The forms don’t line up as I like them to do, but they are beautifully piled on top of each other, interlaced and jostling for space. Impressive is that the details of the figure—hair, costume, hands, features—can be present without any loss of the abstract experience. Pictorial feeling is everywhere. But also important is that the subject contributes. Abstraction can and maybe should have a subject. Whose dream?