Artbite #6 – It’s all about tone

Get the tone right. There seem to be two ends to this – Picasso knew that, for all Cezanne’s use of ‘little sensations [of colour]’, he was always careful to make sure there was tonal clarity:

On the other hand, for maximum power of colour, nothing is as persuasive to the eye as equivalence of tone, viz Matisse ‘The Dance’:

 

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