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  • -Artist Project-Henri Matisse
    By Brian Rolincik
  • Vital Statistics
    Born in Le Chateau France on Dec. 31, 1856
    Died on Nov. 3, 1954
    Considered one of the greatest painters of the 20th Century
  • Personal Background
    Gustave Moreau had been his second teacher in art
    The post-impressionist style of Paul Cézanne, Paul Signac, and Henri-Edmund Cross also influenced Matisse
    Early 1941 he underwent surgery for duodenal cancer
    Because of this he was bedridden for the majority of a 2 year span, during which he found a less physically straining way to create art by brightly painting pieces of paper, then cutting and collaging them
  • Key Historical Events
    WWII caused him to worry about what was to become of his paintings in Russia and in occupied France
    In 1943, there was a threat of an allied bombardment of his current residence of Nice, France
    This caused him to move to the Villa Le Rêve which is on the outside of Vence, France
    His time in this home was very important because he completed paintings and other important works
  • Influence of the Art World
    Involved in the fauvism movement
    “Les Fauves” means “Wild Beasts”
    This was a derogatory name given to artists who exhibited their work together in Paris, in 1905.
    The fauvists’ style went against the normal style of the time
    A couple of his paintings in 1916 and 1917 were also influenced by cubism
  • Stylistic Traits
    Includes flowing movement and elasticity of the human body
    In many paintings Matisse depicts little to no facial expression
    Bright and vibrant colors are further emphasized by lack of light and shadow
    Most pieces have no immediate meaning, leading one to think about possible symbolisms
  • Stylistic Traits Example Art #1
    Includes flowing movement and elasticity of the human body
    This painting leaves out the subjects’ expressions
    Vibrant colors, which are mostly solid
    A simple scene with no apparent meaning
    Dance II (1910)
  • Stylistic Traits Example Art #2
    Shape of the subject’s body is one of the main points in this piece
    Lack of any facial features
    Only two prominent solid colors
    Vague situation being depicted
    Blue Nude IV (1952)
  • Stylistic Traits Example Art #3
    Includes a lot of curves when forming the subject
    Lack of facial features
    Simple solid colors with absolutely no accent
    Scene causes one to think
    Icarus (1947)
  • Stylistic Traits of My Original Artwork
    Title: Enlightenment II (2010)
    Many flowing lines and shapes create the subject and setting
    The subject has no emotions or expressions depicted on their face
    The vibrant colors sharply contrast each other
    Symbolisms lie underneath what is actually depicted
  • Conclusion
    During the duration of this project, I have learned…
    That recreating an artist’s style is much more difficult than it may seem at first
    Art is fun to create
    Many artists most likely have amazing artwork that isn’t very well known
    One of the best strengths of my original artwork is its simplicity
    One of the weaknesses of my artwork is also its simplicity
  • Thanks! Questions?