MATISSE Henri-Emile-Benoît  1869 - 1954

 

MATISSE Henri-Emile-Benoît "The Goldfish" 1912, oil on canvas, Pushkin Museum of Art, Moscow   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Femme au Chapeau" (Woman with Hat), 1905, oil on canvas, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "The Dinner Table" detail, 1897, oil on canvas, private collection, London.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Decorative Figure on an Ornamental Background" 1925-26, oil on canvas, Musée National d'Arte Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "The Conversation" 1909, oil on canvas, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Carmelina" 1903, oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Portrait of Madame Matisse" (Green Stripe), 1905, Statens Museum Fur Kunst, Copenhagen.    Dance (II)[late 1909-summer] 1910 Oil on canvas (260 x 391 cm) The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Formerly collection Sergei Shchukin

 

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MATISSE Henri-Emile-Benoît  1869 - 1954Henri Emile Matisse Benoît  (1869-1954), a French painter, was one of the most influential artists of the 1900's.

The fauves

He was the leader of the fauves, a group of painters who started the first important art movement of the era. Matisse was also noted sculptor, book illustrator, and tapestry designer.

The subjects

Matisse's favorite subjects included human figures, still lifes, and scenes of interiors. He believed that a painting was more important as an object of art than as a representation of reality. He made no attempt to create the illusion of realistic forms and space. Instead he used intense nd lines to produce patterns and a sense of movement. Some critics believe that Matisse has no equal in the use of color among artists of the 1900's. His paintings feature unusual color combinations and elaborate patterns.


Le Cateau

Matisse's works, especially those of the 1920's, have a decorative quality similar to the art the Near and Middle East. Matisse was born in Le Cateau, near Cambrai. He entered law school in 1887 but began to paint in 1890 as a pastime while recovering from n operation. In 1891, Matisse moved to Paris to study art. In the early 1890's he painted with dark colors. But he showed the influence of the bright colors of the impressionist in his painting "The Dinner Table" 1897. In 1905, Matisse and the other fauve painters held an exhibition of their work. The brilliant colors and bold patterns of these paintings shocked the Paris at world. One of matisse's fauve paintings "Landscape at Collioure".



Paul Cézanne

From 1907 to about 1920, Matisse painted increasingly solid designs that reflected the influence of the French artist Paul Cézanne and of the cubists. Matisse also did his most important work as a sculptor during this period. In his last years, Matisse created simple and abstract compositions made of cut paper. From 1948 to 1951, he designed and decorated the Chapel of the Rosary in Vence, France.

The Matisse's works of art



§ "Woman Reading" 1894 oil on canvas Musée National d'Arte Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou Paris

§ " The Dinner Table" 1897 oil on canvas private collection London

§ " Carmelina" 1903 oil on canvas Museum of Fine Arts Boston

§ " Place des Lices, St. Tropez" 1904 oil on canvas Statens Museum for Kunst Copenhagen

§ " Luxe, Calme, et Volupté" 1904-05 oil on canvas Musée National d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou Paris

§ "Portrait of Madame Matisse -Green Stripe" 1905 Statens Museum Fur Kunst Copenhagen

§ " Open Window, Collioure" 1905 oil on canvas private collection New York

§ " Femme au Chapeau -Woman with Hat" 1905 oil on canvas San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

§ "Harmony in Red -The Red Room" 1908 oil on canvas The Hermitage at St. Petersburg

§ " Greta Moll" 1908 oil on canvas National Gallery London

§ "The Conversation" 1909 oil on canvas The Hermitage St. Petersburg

§ " Music" 1910 oil on canvas The Hermitage at St. Petersburg

§ "The Goldfish" 1912 oil on canvas Pushkin Museum of Art Moscow

§ " Madame Yvonne Landsberg " 1914 oil on canvas Philadelphia Museum of Art

§ " The Window" 1916 oil on canvas Detroit Institute of Arts

 

 
Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "My Room at the Beau-Rivage" 1918, oil on canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Music" 1910, oil on canvas, The Hermitage at St. Petersburg.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Madame Yvonne Landsberg" 1914, oil on canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Luxe, Calme, et Volupté" 1904-05, oil on canvas, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Harmony in Red" (The Red Room), 1908, oil on canvas, The Hermitage at St. Petersburg.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Greta Moll" 1908, oil on canvas, National Gallery, London.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Odalisque, Half-Length" (The Tatoo), 1923, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Blue Nude (IV)" Spring 1952 Gouache on paper, cut and pasted, and charcoal on white paper (103 x 74 cm) Musee Matisse, Nice-Cimiez.
Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "The Window" 1916, oil on canvas, Detroit Institute of Arts.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Still Life- Bouquet of Dahlias and White Book" 1923, oil on canvas, Baltimore Museum of Art.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Self-Portrait" 1918, Collection Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Plaster Torso and Bouquet of Flowers" 1919, oil on canvas, Museum of Art, São Paolo.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Place des Lices" St. Tropez, 1904, oil on canvas, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Open Window" Collioure, 1905, oil on canvas, private collection, New York.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Woman Reading" 1894, oil on canvas, Musée National d'Arte Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.   Artinvest2000. Henri Emile Matisse Benoît: "Le bonheur de vivre" (The Joy of Life) 1905-1906 Oil on canvas (175 x 241 cm) Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA.
SEE ALSO: Leonardo's biography Leonardo da Vinci      Picasso's biography Pablo Picasso      Cezanne biography Paul Cézanne   Raffaello's biography. Raffaello Sanzio   Botero Fernando

 

 

 

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