Matisse was terribly disturbed; he had tried to turn himself into a Cubist and all he got out of the "methods of modern construction" was a polysemic profusion, a confusion of levels of reality, a growing illegibility.
On Matisse: The Blinding: For Leo Steinberg
Author(s): Yve-Alain Bois and Greg Sims
Source: October, Vol. 68 (Spring, 1994), pp. 60-121