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Henri Matisse - Madame Matisse: Madras Rouge

Madame Matisse: Madras Rouge

Nationality French
Born 1869
Died 1954
Style Cubism, Fauvism, Impressionism
Henri Matisse - Odalisque, Harmony In Red

Odalisque, Harmony In Red

Henri Matisse - Portrait of the Painter's Familey

Portrait of the Painter's Familey

Henri Matisse


Life and Times

In 1887, Matisee returned from studying in Paris to his home town of Cateau-Cambrésis to take up a job as a court clerk. Shortly after starting work, he was struck down by appendicitis. During a long convalescence, his mother offered him a box of paints. Matisse discovered a passion for painting.

This new found love led Matisse to sign up at the school of Fine Arts in Paris. In 1896, Matisse staged his first exhibition. Through an australian benefactor, John Russell, he met Rodin and Picasso. Matisse was to become a lifelong friend of Picasso.

Matisse joined the creative talent centered around Montparnasse, and many of his finest works come from in the years 1906 to 1917.

In 1917 Matisse moved to Cimiez on the French Riviera, until his death in 1954. Even though Matisse's work was not perhaps as exciting after he left Paris, his painting and sculpting continued to develop.

Throughout his life, Matisse travelled widely to find inspiration - he visited Algeria, Germany, Italy, Russia, England, US, and Tahiti - the last was a definite favorite.

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Henri Matisse - The Red Room
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Henri Matisse - The Dance
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Henri Matisse - Blue Nude
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Henri Matisse - Woman Seated in an Armchair
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Why in 100 Best?

Matisse's works are bright, vibrant, and inviting. He imagined color, rather than trying to copy color. To quote Matisse himself, "When I put a green, it is not grass. When I put a blue, it is not the sky." A truly original artist.

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