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Henri Matisse

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (; 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.

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Nonobjective - History - 20th Century
... At the beginning of the 20th century Henri Matisse and several other young artists including the pre-cubist Georges Braque, André Derain, Raoul Dufy and Maurice ... With his expressive use of color and his free and imaginative drawing Henri Matisse comes very close to pure abstraction in French Window at Collioure, (1914 ... of the German Die Brücke group, while from Paris came work by Robert Delaunay, Henri Matisse and Fernand Léger, as well as Picasso ...
History Of Painting - Western Painting - 20th-century Modern and Contemporary - Pioneers of The 20th Century
... Henri Matisse 1905, Fauvism Pablo Picasso 1907, early Cubism Georges Braque 1910, Analytic Cubism Henri Rousseau 1910 Primitive Surrealism The heritage of painters like Van Gogh, Cézanne ... At the beginning of the 20th century Henri Matisse and several other young artists including the pre-cubist Georges Braque, André Derain, Raoul Dufy ... Henri Matisse's second version of The Dance signifies a key point in his career and in the development of modern painting ...
Henri Matisse - Books/Essays
... Notes of a Painter,1908 Painter's Notes on Drawing,1930 ... Jazz, 1947 Matisse on Art, collected by Jack D ...
Western Painting - 20th Century
... See also 20th-century Western painting, Modern Art, Modernism, and Contemporary art Henri Matisse, 1905, Fauvism Henri Matisse, 1909, late Fauvism Pablo Picasso ... At the beginning of the 20th century Henri Matisse and several other young artists including the pre-cubist Georges Braque, André Derain, Raoul Dufy and Maurice de Vlaminck revolutionized the ... Henri Matisse's second version of The Dance signifies a key point in his career and in the development of modern painting ...
Barnes Foundation - Collection - Notable Holdings
... Pierre-Auguste Renoir, "Jeune garçon sur la plage d'Yport" (1883) Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, A Montrouge – Rosa la Rouge (1886–87) Georges Seurat, Models (Poseuses) (1886–88) Vincent van Gogh, The. 1898) Henri Rousseau, Scout attacked by a Tiger, 1904 Henri Matisse, Le bonheur de vivre (1906) Henri Matisse, Madras Rouge, 1907 Henri Matisse ...

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