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Henri Matisse

  1. 1. Henri Matisse 1869-1954
  2. 2. Matisse Picture (L) Portrait (R)
  3. 3. Matisse - The Early Years <ul><li>Born in northern France in 1869 near the Belgium border. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1887 Matisse with to Paris to study law. </li></ul><ul><li>When he was 21, Matisse became seriously ill. </li></ul><ul><li>While recovering, his mom gave him a </li></ul><ul><li>“ how to paint” book and he was inspired forever. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1891 he went back to Paris to study art. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Career Accomplishments <ul><li>Painting </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Sculpture </li></ul><ul><li>Book Illustration </li></ul><ul><li>Paper cut outs - collages </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Early Work </li></ul><ul><li>Matisse created brilliantly colored canvases by using color which he applied using a variety of brushwork - thin and thick. </li></ul><ul><li>Women with a Hat </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fauvism- from the French word meaning “wild beasts” <ul><li>The Fauvist period refers to combinations of bright colors and energetic brushwork. </li></ul><ul><li>This period was a brief one for Matisse but he produced a significant number of remarkable canvases. </li></ul><ul><li>He became known as the leader in ‘Fauves’ and in 1905 he exhibited together with other Fauve painters. </li></ul><ul><li>The bold forms and bright colors of the paintings shocked Paris. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Harmony in Red 1908
  8. 8. Still Life with Blue Tablecloth 1909
  9. 9. The Pineapple
  10. 10. Open Window at Collioure
  11. 11. Still Life Colors
  12. 12. Nice Period – 1917-1930 <ul><li>In autumn of 1917, </li></ul><ul><li>Matisse traveled to </li></ul><ul><li>Nice and settled there </li></ul><ul><li>for the rest of his life. </li></ul><ul><li>Principal subject </li></ul><ul><li>remained the female </li></ul><ul><li>figure. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Madame Matisse, Laurette in Green Robe, The Young Sailor 1905-1906
  14. 16. MARGUERITE
  15. 17. Madame Matisse
  16. 18. Matisse Sculpture <ul><li>Sculpture was another way for Matisse to express himself. </li></ul><ul><li>Sculpture frequently became an inspiration of painting. Here are two examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Madeleine 1903 Back reliefs ( one of four) 1903-1931 </li></ul>
  17. 19. Chapel of the Rosary in Vence 1948-1951 <ul><li>Matisse crowning achievement was working in the Chapel of the Rosary. </li></ul><ul><li>He did the wall decorations, Stations of the Cross, designed the furniture, made the stain-glass windows and many other items in this Chapel. </li></ul>
  18. 22. HENRI MATISSE COLLAGE <ul><li>Later in his life was his period of selfless invention, painting the joyful side of his life. </li></ul><ul><li>1941 after a serious operation he became too weak to stand at an easel and became wheelchair bound. </li></ul><ul><li>He began a series of collages which he called “Drawing with Scissors”. </li></ul>
  19. 23. <ul><li>He cut bright colored painted paper into shapes and juxtaposed them into formed images. </li></ul><ul><li>He continually had his assistants move pieces around until he felt they looked right. </li></ul><ul><li>He created huge pieces this way and his walls at home were covered in these cut-out collages . </li></ul>
  20. 24. Matisse at work with cut-outs
  21. 25. JAZZ
  22. 26. Knifethrower
  23. 27. Polinesca the Sky
  24. 28. Panels
  25. 29. LA GERBE
  26. 30. Blue with Hair in the Wind
  27. 31. Various Cut Outs
  28. 32. The Creole Dancer
  29. 34. Anfitrite
  30. 35. Henri Matisse <ul><li>Died in 1954 at the age of 84 </li></ul><ul><li>Established himself as one of the foremost artists of the Modern Period (Picasso was the other one). </li></ul><ul><li>He enjoyed international fame during his lifetime and his works are exhibited throughout the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes: </li></ul><ul><li>“ We must all see life as if we were children.” </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity takes courage.” </li></ul>