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    Henri Matisse

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    Henri Matisse Henri Matisse was born December 31st, 1869 to two storeowners, Emile and Heloise Matisse. His father wanted him to be a lawyer, so later on in life he could takeover the family business. They sent him to Henri Martin Grammar School where he studied to be a lawyer. There was a hint of artist in Henri because while working as a lawyer’s assistant he took up a drawing course (Essers 7). It was for curtain design but it seemed to be destiny for a lawyer’s assistant to take up such a

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    The Life of Henri Matisse This is a project on the life of Henri Matisse the painter. A selection of his work throughout his painting career of nearly 60 years are displayed in the text starting with the Attic Studio painted in 1903 and ending with Nu Bleu 1 painted in 1952. Henri Matisse was born in December of 1869 in Le Château, France. He was born and brought up in a middle-class family and was well educated, eventually qualifying and then practising as a lawyer. [IMAGE]The Attic

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    Madam Matisse- (the green line)

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    The Artwork. ‘Madam Matisse’ is a rather famous portrait of Matisse’s wife, and is a great example of a fauvist artwork, using many bold, bright and contrasting colours throughout the painting. This painting was created using oil and tempura on canvas; tempera being a glutinous water-soluble material such as egg yolk, which is added to painting medium. The paint has been applied in bold, thick and vigorous brushstrokes, in several layers, along with added texture. The green line in the centre of

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    Madam Matisse: The Green Line Henry Matisse, one of the most influential members of the Fauve movement, was responsible for much of the attention brought to it and its respective members. One of his works, Madame Matisse: The Green Line, more or less serves as an excellent example of what he was trying to accomplish in art: the use of color to express and convey emotions. The composition of the work consists of a portrait of Madame Matisse in the foreground and a background divided into

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    Matisse once said, “A good art work should be like an arm chair in which you could relax at the end of the day”. This statement of Matisse’s indicates that artist’s artwork should be an art of balance, of purity and tranquillity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter. An art which is created for everyone in society and that is like a pacifying influence, something like a good arm chair in which you could rest from physical fatigue. Moreover, his paintings are about imagination, dreams and

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    art which could be for every mental worker, for the businessman as well as the man of letters, for example, a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.” - Henri Matisse Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954) is widely considered the greatest colorist of the twentieth century and one of the most prominent figures of art in the Modern era. Beginning his career as a Post-Impressionist, he later became the leader of the Fauvism movement

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    Gerome Vs Matisse

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    Matisse cannot be extracted from the flow of history; he cannot be separated from Orientalism because he was a modernist. The precise fact that he was able to travel there, be an intrepid traveller, and look at a Moroccan vase and use that detail to then take away and paint means he is an Orientalist, he was given the opportunity of a colonialist. And in asking to unveil a woman who is posing for him is just as disrespectful as an orientalist artist painting women inside a harem. Both Gerome and

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    were Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. These two became the shining lights in a great and profound era of art and art advancement. The fact that we are even still discussing them goes to show just how genius, influential, memorable, and iconic these two were and still are to this very day. We will be pinpointing and observing the art of this two men and how they got to the point to create this wonderful ever-lasting art. First off let’s start with Henri Matisse. Matisse did not start off as a painter

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    Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gogh were great artists that contributed to their art styles overwhelmingly. The first one, Matisse, was a French artist known his talented way of using color and his original style of draughtsman ship. He is primarily known as a painter, but also excelled in being a sculptor. Along the likes of Picasso and Duchamp, Matisse is known as one of the artists that helped to revolutionize plastic arts. During his lifetime, he was called by many as a Fauvre, but in his later

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    The Views from Matisse’s Windows The menagerie of emotions that Henri Matisse evoked in his paintings spanned from enchanted enthusiasm to somber contemplation. In his paintings, Open Window and French Window, the artist depicted two vastly different views from possibly the same window, each nearly opposite in value, yet both impetuous in color. Various research studies have explored the psychology of color and have found that humans do relate color with emotion instinctively. One such study found

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    settings of European and American art galleries and exhibits. Modern artists were drawn to African sculpture because of its sophisticated approach to the abstraction of the human figure. During this time period artists like Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, were thriving in trend setting for the entire art community. During the early 1900s, the aesthetics of traditional African sculpture became a powerful influence among European

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    Cubism

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    Picasso and Georges Braque, by Cezanne's influence in 1907. The leading artists in the cubist period were Pablo Picasso, Georges Brack, Paul Cezanne, Jean Metzinger, Fernand Leger, Juan Gris, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Delaunay, Albert Gleizes and Matisse. These artists all contributed to the cubist art movement in their own individual way. Cubism sprung from a comment made by French Painter Paul Cezanne. Cezanne claimed "All nature is made up of the cone, the cylinder and the sphere". Cubists

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    Georges Braque

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    house decorator. By 1900 he moved to Paris to purse the study of painting as fine art. In his early works Braques’ style was early impressionism. It wasn’t until a few years later when he was influenced in the works of well known artists such as Matisse, Derain, Cezanne, and exspecially Picasso. Braque meeting Picasso was only the beginning of a huge turning point in his artistic development. Both Picasso and Braque began to work closely together. The two of them began to develop a similar approach

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    Eveline's Empty Spaces It seems highly appropriate that James Joyce lived in Europe during the time of Cézanne, Seurat, Gauguin, and Matisse; throughout his book Dubliners he sketches his characters in a style that could be characterized as post- impressionist. Rather than smoothly, cleanly outlining and clearly delineating his characters' every feature, Joyce concentrates on hinting at the emotional meanings of his depictions with a rich thick dab of paint here and there. Although Joyce flexes

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    The Timeline of Art

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    sheer boredom. Therefore my paper deals with the evolution of different isms in this century. Fauvism: From 1904-7, for a very brief period, a few Paris painters evolved a style of painting that earned the name Les Fauves (wild beasts). Henri Matisse, Andre Derain and Maurice Vlaminck were the major contributors to this style of painting which gained popularity due to its apparent freedom of expression with the use of pure colors and exaggeration of drawing. Among all of the twentieth century

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    Is Graffiti Art?

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    masterpiece by a keen eye? For years the opinions have changed and shifted. Currently there is not a consensus about whether graffiti can yet be classed as art. Art to some people would be the great works of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Bottachelli, Matisse, Van Gough, and Monet but in today’s world anything can be classed as ‘art’. Different forms and styles have arisen and most people have an opinion on what is art. A splatter of paint on canvas; art? Brush strokes on a page; art? A collage out

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    Henri Matisse Analysis

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    The year 1913, Henri Matisse returned to printmaking. Developing numerous prints of drypoints, woodcuts, lithographs, monotypes, and etchings. Matisse focused on the world around him, which included friends and family, everyday life in the studio, but it was the tools and techniques the artist used that had a significant impact on his work. Matisse began working on prints for Bathers in 1913, working with models in various seated and standing positions. The artist was working to simplify the human

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    Purple Robe and Anemones Henri Matisse, the leader of the Fauvist movement and master of aesthetic order, was born in Le Cateau-Cambresis in northern France on December 31, 1869. The son of a middle-class family, he studied and began to practice law. In 1890, however, while recovering slowly from an attack of appendicitis, his mother bought him a paint set and he became intrigued by the practice of painting. In 1892, having given up his law career, he went to Paris to study art formally. His first

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    Gertrude Stein

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    Gertrude Stein “I know I am” (Burnett 51). This response form Gertrude Stein was given in answer to the question “You think you are a genius?” posed to her by the French artist Henri Matisse. This was the epitome of Stein. Born in 1876, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, Gertrude was the fifth child, and youngest, to Daniel and Amelia Stein, German-Jewish immigrants. She was a bright girl, but was noted for “her lifelong indifference to rules” (Gombar 41), especially in school. The early death of her

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    Within this essay, I will be referencing the works of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso in relation to Paul Cezanne’s work to see how they were both inspired by and created their own offerings in their works. The specific artwork that I will be comparing will be Matisse’s “Bonheur de Vivre (Joy of Life)”, Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” and Cezanne’s “The Large Bathers” which can all be found through the references provided. To begin this discussion, we should first look at the work of Cezanne

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