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Originally aired on public television in 2001, Matisse & Picasso is one of the first documentaries filmed in high-definition television. The program explores the competitive nature of the relationship between Spanish painter, sculptor, graphic, and ceramic artist Pablo Picasso and French painter, sculptor, and graphic designer Henri Matisse. Two of the most important artists of the 1900s, Picasso is widely known as a leader of the Cubist Movement, while Matisse's energetic works are prized for their successful fusion of the vibrant colors used by Impressionists, simple shapes, and Near Eastern decorative qualities. This film portrays the dramatic contention that served as creative inspiration for both 20th century masters. ~ Sally Barber, Rovi