Duolingo Word Completion 3

The great French 1 0
painter Henri Matisse was not a joiner.
He refused to join any popular art 1 0
of his time.
He 1 0
with artists of the past, and
periodically 1 0
shoulders with his chief rival, Pablo Picasso.
The evolution of his art, was because of 1 0
attempts to master his craft, no matter the cost.
The exhibition of his paintings at the Katz Museum is a 1 0
instructive depiction of the evolution of his art.
The paintings number only 49, a 1 0
figure considering how prolific a painter he was.
But each of those paintings is 1 0
if not always pivotal.