Who is Henri Matisse?
Jump to navigation Jump to search. Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (French: [ɑ̃ʁi emil bənwɑ matis]; 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship.
What influenced Henri Matisse’s art?
Matisse was influenced by the works of earlier masters such as Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Nicolas Poussin, and Antoine Watteau, as well as by modern artists, such as Édouard Manet, and by Japanese art. Chardin was one of the painters Matisse most admired; as an art student he made copies of four of Chardin’s paintings in the Louvre.
What was the first painting of Henri Matisse that was public?
The first painting of Matisse acquired by a public collection was Still Life with Geraniums (1910), exhibited in the Pinakothek der Moderne. His The Plum Blossoms (1948) was purchased on 8 September 2005 for the Museum of Modern Art by Henry Kravis and the new president of the museum, Marie-Josée Drouin.
What does the Green Line by Henri Matisse look like?
A masterpiece, the Green Line, was painted in the year 1905. It was painted in the fauvist style with the measurement of 40.5cm X 32.5cm. Depiction of the portrait of Matisse’s wife, Amelie with her face divided into two halves with a green strip makes it look like a chromatic jigsaw puzzle.
What does Matisse say about the cut-out technique?
After summarizing his career, Matisse refers to the possibilities the cut-out technique offers, insisting “An artist must never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of a style, prisoner of a reputation, prisoner of success…”
How did Henri Matisse become the sole breadwinner of his family?
According to art historian Hilary Spurling, “their public exposure, followed by the arrest of his father-in-law, left Matisse as the sole breadwinner for an extended family of seven.”
What are Matisse’s Fauves?
Matisse and a group of artists now known as “Fauves” exhibited together in a room at the Salon d’Automne in 1905. The paintings expressed emotion with wild, often dissonant colours, without regard for the subject’s natural colours.