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Henri Matisse

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Artist of the 20th century Henri Matisse The Life of Matisse Henri started out studying law
Took morning painting classes
Decided to become a painter He was married to Amelie Parayre
They raised three children together "My choice of colors does not rest on any scientific theory; it is based on observation, on sensitivity, on felt experience." - Henri Matisse Post-Impressionist Influence This is Matisse's only major painting in the Post-Impressionist mode Luxe, calme et volupté (1904-05) Influenced by Post-Impressionists such as Paul Cezanne and Vincent van Gogh Starry Night (1889) The Wild Beasts
"Les fauves" Dance I (1909-10) Fauvism Known for:
winding lines
strong brushwork
acid-bright colors Matisse teamed up with Charles Camoin, Henri Manguin, Albert Marquet, and George Rouault, and later Georges Braque and others. Matisse was the leader of this Fauvism movement. Le bonheur de vivre (The Joy of Life) 1905-06 La leçon de musique (The Music Lesson) 1917 Overview Success and Fame Matisse's Last Years Matisse toke up paper cutting when he was confined to his wheelchair Had surgery in 1941 and was left bedridden but continued to work
Used a pencil or charcoal attached to the end of a long pole that enabled him the reach the paper or canvas "What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject-matter, an art which could be for every mental worker, for the businessman as well as the man of letters, for example, a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue." - Matisse Matisse worked in all media:
Painting
Sculpture
Printmaking
Was able to travel frequently for inspiration
Solidified his importance in art
Art bought by Gertrude Stein
Book written about him in 1920 Considered one of the most influential painters of the 20th century He has been an inspiration to artists His art has been purchased for as much as $17 million! Back I-V (1909-10) Matisse in particular loved the to paint the human body and would often contrast colors Fin
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