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Henri Matisse
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Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, he began painting and his love of art bloomed shortly after. He is famous for his use of vibrant color and dramatic brush strokes. Matisse, along with Andre Derain, was a leader of the Fauvist style. This style was known for its use of vibrant, yet often inaccurate, use of color to depict subjects, mostly women. Brushstrokes are visible to the naked eye and increase the drama of the works. When the Fauvist movement began to lose momentum in the 1910’s, Matisse’s style evolved. His works from this period still continued to incorporate dramatic color, but with greater attention paid to the background and ornamental elements. After meeting Pablo Picasso for the first time in 1906, the two became both friends and artistic competitors. Still life and women were their most common subject matter, but where Matisse’s style diverged most from Picasso’s was that it was influenced by reality, as opposed to Picasso’s use of imagination. Matisse’s prints often incorporate sensual and suggestive depictions of the female figure. He found drawing to be a very intimate act and produced his drawings in a swift and gestural manner. Additional influences include subject matter from Oceania and the Caribbean. During World War II, Matisse remained in France. During these years he began to make his famous cut-outs. He would cut out shapes from pre-painted sheets and arrange them into various designs creating vibrantly colored collages.

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 19.88 in. x W 14.94 in.H 50.5 cm x W 37.95 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU29322863723
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About Henri Matisse (Artist)

Whether working as a draftsman, a sculptor, a printmaker or a painter Henri Matisse was a master of color. Although classically trained at the Académie Julian, in Paris, he quickly abandoned traditional techniques and genres to pioneer a style all his own, marked by quick, gestural strokes and fluid contours.


     Along with fellow painter André Derain, Matisse was the leading proponent of Fauvism, a movement whose name is derived from the French word for "wild beast.” Marked by vibrant hues, Fauvist paintings like Matisse’s famous 1906 composition Le Bonheur de vivre, use wild, active brushstrokes and a palette unconstrained by nature, resulting in women with purple skin and trees with orange leaves. Often, these compositions unite pure color with the white of exposed canvas to create a sense of transparency and light.


     In addition to masterful landscapes and still lifes, Matisse loved to paint erotic subjects, particularly the female nude. Rejecting strict realism, he distilled the form into its essential parts and then translated these into voluptuous, rounded contours. In pictures like the lithograph Nu Bleu, he explored the expressive power of a body in motion by placing his figures in twisted or conrtorted poses, transforming their limbs into tangles of color and shape that pushfigure painting toward abstraction.

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