Born on December 31st, 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambrésis , Nord, France
In 1887, Matisse went to Paris to study Law, and gained his qualification
Matisse first started to paint in 1889, after his mother bought him supplies
In 1891, Matisse returned to Paris to study art at the Académie Julian
Matisse was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter
Matisse’s early paintings were mostly bowls of fruit and flowers, and his later paintings from 1904-1917 became paintings of people and landscapes
Died on November 3rd, 1954 (aged 84) in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
What Made Him Famous? Woman with a Hat 1905
“ I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.” “Creativity takes courage.” “ Creativity takes courage.” “ Creativity takes courage.” "Henri Matisse Quotes." Quotes and Quotations at BrainyQuote . Web. 08 Dec. 2010. < http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/h/henri_matisse.html >.
A balance was achieved between color, expressing light, and form, presenting objects as pure forms in a two-dimensional manner without any illusionism.
The Dessert: Harmony in Red 1908 "Henri Matisse." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia . Web. 08 Dec. 2010. < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Matisse >.
Who he influenced
"Henri Matisse." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia . Web. 08 Dec. 2010. < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Matisse >. Madras Rouge 1907
Le bonheur de vivre 1905-1906
La Dance 1909
Vase of Sunflowers 1898
Woman Reading 1894
Henri Matisse was a French artist during the 20th century, he was known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. Matisse is commonly regarded along with Picasso and Marcel Duchanp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts during the 20th century. His style is Fauvism with means “wild beast”. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, and won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.
Style / Fauvism (definition: A balance was achieved between color, expressing light, and form, presenting objects as pure forms in a two-dimensional manner without any illusionism. )
Went to Paris to study law, and then returned years later to study art at the Académie Julian
First stared painting in 1889
Who he influenced: Hans Hofmann , David Hockney , and Tom Wesselmann
Who influenced him: John Peter Russell , Paul Cézanne , Paul Gauguin , Vincent van Gogh , Paul Signac