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Henri Matisse
1869-1954

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Henri Matisse speaking about drawing and painting

" I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things. " Henri Matisse
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"A painter has really no serious enemies like his bad paintings. "
Picture Post 1949

"Art should be something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigue"
Picture Post 1949

Quotations from A Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations compiled by Jonathon Green

Born in Le Cateau France Matisse studied at the Academie Julian in Paris, and then the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He was the leader of the Fauves from 1904 although he painted pictures influenced by Cubism and Impresionism. His paintings use brilliant primary colors.

Related Artists include: Pierre BONNARD, Andre DERAIN, Paul GAUGUIN, Vincent VAN GOGH, Heron, Ern

KEY WORKS
Madame Matisse Portrait with a Green Stripe
The Conversation
Odalisque with Raised Arms
Beasts of the Sea
The Open Window at Collioure 1905: Private Collection New York
The Dance 1908 - The HERMITAGE St Petersburg 
Bathers by a River 1916-1917 - 
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
Jazz 1943: Victoria and Albert Museum London
Woman with a Red Chair - 
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
The Pink Studio Pushkin Museum Moscow  PUSHKIN MUSEUM of Fine Art Moscow
Odalisque Bridgestone Museum of Art Tokyo
Two Models Resting Philadelphia Museum of Art -  PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
Woman with a Violin The Orangerie Paris
The Snail Tate Gallery London -TATE GALLERY
Oceania the Sea Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts Brussels


 

 

 



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