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508. inspired by Picasso. Oil on primed paper.36 X 57 cm.
 It took 10 years for Matisse to learn to paint. He is said to have been very systematic. - An example that effort and perseverance can create genius.
Picasso, however, seems to have "painting medicum" with his mother's milk. Even as a teenager, he painted very well. Surely it is significant that his father was an artist.

(Picture of Picassos painting can be found in the book Picasso by Carsten-Peter Warncke and Ingo F. Walther.)