The Moma presented an ambitious art exhibit with an appreciative, overwhelming response from art lovers of all ages. Closing in mid-May, it could have shown for several more months. The public would have enjoyed even more time to contemplate the works of these two giants of the 20th century.
The two artists, Matisse and Picasso, had distinctly different personalities. Matisse, older by twelve years was quiet, refined, often wearing suits, in contrast to the fiery, daring, risk-taking Picasso. Yet both were poised to challenge and experiment in the world of art with it