Sunday, July 20, 2008

Timeless Masterpieces of The Great Masters- Henri Matisse

Woman With A Hat - 1905

The Dance II - 1909

The Desert: Harmony In Red - 1908

Henri Matisse (1869- 1954)

Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869- November 3, 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of color and his fluid, brilliant and original draftsmanship. As a draftsman, printmaker and sculptor, but principally as a painter, Matisse is one of the best known artist of the 20th century. Although he was initially labeled as 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 color and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art. Matisse died of a heart attack at the age of 84 in 1954.

Tags: Henri Matisse, Great Master, Timeless Masterpieces, Rennaisance

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Laura K.Aiken,
Thank you so much for your appreciation of Matisse. God bless.

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Anonymous said...

Matisse is probably my favorite artist, I admire his commitment to the palette, with Matisee color was always the primary consideration, form and shape were secondary, intended merely to accommodate the visual impact, keep up the good work, cheers.

Anonymous said...

Always struck me as strange that such a conservative looking chap would be crowned 'king of the wild beasts'! Guess it goes to show that a book can not be judged be their covers, turbulent creative forces swirled within the heart of this artist!

Anonymous said...

Yep, Matisse looks like such a mild mannered sort of person, who would have thought such creativity dwelt beneath the surface.

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