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“Creativity takes courage.”
– Henri Matisse


Henri Matisse

Matisse was one of my loved artist while I was studying Fine Art.

Because I wasn’t really great at realism and all the time I painted I drew something repeated with various colors so it seemed like a print at the end. 58 more words


Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Henri Matisse: artist, inventor, genius and creator.

Matisse’s Cut-Outs exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York is absolutely phenomenal. It is the largest display of cut-outs, featuring over 100 pieces of Matisse’s work. 151 more words


Matisse’s The Green Line (1905) (EPPH)

Original article here.

In 1905 Henri Matisse exhibited this painting of his wife to a shocked Parisian art world. She has a green stripe down her face. 395 more words


Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Over Thanksgiving I went to see Henri Matisse’s Cut Outs at the MoMA. Inspired by the the extraordinary exhibit, and this video of the traveling show during it’s time in London, I’ve been thinking about ways to share Matisse’s story and artwork with my students. 28 more words


Matisse's Masterpiece

Another highlight of Henri Matisse:  The Cut-Outs at MoMA was learning about Matisse’s work in the  Chapel of the Rosary in Vence, France.

Matisse was originally hired to design the stained glass windows, but eventually went on to design the chapel (working with the architect Auguste Perret) and its contents, including the Stations of the Cross, the alter linens, the priests’ vestments and the furniture. 132 more words

Henri Matisse


Matisse wanted to express an affirmative vision of the world… Picasso dared to question everything. Matisse was generous… Picasso had a flair for the new, the unexpected.

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