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Artist of the Day – Henri Matisse

Posted by dorian on April 24, 2010

How about some color – from the master of color himself , Henri Matisse click for more bio

Henri Émile Benoît Matisse was a French artist, leader of the Fauve group, regarded as one of the great formative figures in 20th-century art, a master of the use of color and form to convey emotional expression.

Henri Matisse was born in December of 1869 in Le Cateau, France. He began painting during a convalescence from an operation, and in 1891 moved to Paris to study art. Matisse became an accomplished painter, sculptor and graphic designer, and one of the most influential artists of the 1900s. bio source:henry-matisse.com

Music. 1939. Oil in canvas. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA.

La Musique. 1910. Oil on canvas. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Interior with a Violin Case. 1918/19. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Modern Arts, New York, NY, USA.

The Ballet Dancer. La danseuse. c. 1927. Oil on canvas. Collection of Otto Krebs, Holzdorf. Now in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Music Lesson. 1917. Oil on canvas. Barnes Foundation, Lincoln University, Merion, PA, USA.

A Sitting Nude. 1909. Oil on canvas. Musée de Peinture et de Sculpture, Grenoble, France.

Leda and the Swan. 1944-46. Triptych. Oil on wood panel. Private collection.

for more Matisse → Olga’s Gallery


2 Responses to “Artist of the Day – Henri Matisse”

  1. princessxxx said

    thanks dorian, lot’s of fresh color.


  2. lmao sweet story man.


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