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Re: For those in Pain

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Mon, 28 Sep 1998 21:35:26 EDT

In a message dated 9/28/98 11:08:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> The Beauty Remains; the Pain Passes
> Although Henri Matisse was nearly 28 years younger than Auguste
> Renoir, the two great artists were dear friends and frequent companions.
> When Renoir was confined to his home during the last decade of his life,
> Matisse visited him daily. Renoir, almost paralyzed by arthritis,
> continued to paint in spite of his infirmities. One day as Matisse
> watched the elder painter working in his studio, fighting torturous pain
> with each brush stroke, he blurted out: "Auguste, why do you continue to
> paint when you are in such agony?"
> Renoir answered simply: "The beauty remains; the pain passes." And
> so, almost to his dying day, Renoir put paint to canvas. One of his most
> famous paintings, The Bathers, was completed just two years before his
> passing, 14 years after he was stricken by this disabling disease.
> By The Best of Bits & Pieces

Ah, the solution must be that we should paint with our feet! Just kidding!
I'm goofy and ready for bed!