matisse - picasso 

This series has been inspired by an exhibition titled Matisse Picasso at the Tate Modern about fifteen years ago.  It is a story of two modern art giants.  They knew and respected each other and apparently Picasso once acknowledged that Matisse was his only true equal.   According to an article in The Guardian discussing Henri Mattise and Pablo Picasso; “Matisse sent Picasso a box of oranges once a year. Picasso never ate them, but had them on display - as Matisse's oranges, only to be looked at. “  Oranges in art represent anything from free will in the byzantine period to signs of wealth during the renaissance and even hopes of resurrection and eternal life in German art.