It was only natural that the two artists would see themselves as rivals.
At the same time on the exhibition, the works of art of the artists with an extra-ordinary presentation; parallel to the interactive and continuing dialogue of their art and life, invites the visitors to a new realization with the dynamics and the energy the works held within.
Picasso and Matisse represent a unique example in the history of arts by being a rival and getting inspiration from the art of one another with their intimate friendship of highest caliber over fifty years.
On March 19th, 1906, his second one-man show opened at a Private Gallery where he exhibited fifty-five paintings, along with a number of sculptures, watercolors, drawings, and lithographs.
The paintings ranged in date from 1897 to the current year, so the exhibition served as a retrospective that gave a clear idea of his art development.
Matisse on the other hand, is more self-contained, gentle, and self-confident.
He attended exhibitions with a suit and a tie, which represents the maturity of his character.
The museum staff, to avoid the rush of the crowd, took the visitors inside in groups every hour.
The exhibition is the comparison and the summary of 20th century modern art, and the perspective of two monoliths against the first and the second world war, continuing to create their work of art, reflecting the two different dimensions of 20th century art, where Henry Matisse' and Pablo Picasso's art and friendship takes place.
Matisse appear to have purposely set out this painting to create a shocking effect.
That Matisse wanted his painting to be a kind of manifesto.