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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

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    For Henri Matisse, the scandal was just another dark episode in a painful struggle. Born in Bohain, a poor unlovely, industrial town in northern France, Henri was already a lawyer when he dismayed his working-class parents by deciding that art was his life's true calling. Painting never came easily to Matisse; he studied constantly. When he failed to break into the prestigious mainstream of French art, his family labeled him an embarrassment with no talent. But Henri, as uncertain and depressed as

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    Jasmine McLean Professor Jeff Whelan GE 130-04 Art Appreciation October 26, 2015 Henri Matisse Matisse was born Henri-Emile-Benoit Matisse in Le Cateau-Cambresis, France on December 31, 1869 to his mother and father Anna Heloise Gerard and Emile Hippolyte Matisse. He was the first son of the couple. Matisse's father was a grain merchant and his mother made hats and painted China. He grew up in nearby Bohain-en-Vermandois until the age of ten, when his father sent him to St. Quentin for high school

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    distinction to make, because “primitivism” was defined in the eyes of the Europeans who saw foreign civilizations as unsophisticated, indicating that the concept of “primitivism” is heavily biased in the view of the Europeans. Paul Gauguin and Henri Matisse were two artists that were highly influenced by the concept of “primitivism,” and some similarity can be depicted in their works such as the use of female nudes, vivid colors, and artistic techniques. However, their definition and methods of achieving

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    Henri Matisse’s “Chapel of the Rosary” (1949-1951), is an architectural masterpiece, said by Matisse himself. The chapel obtains personal value, religious value and aesthetic value. In the late 1940’s, Matisse turned to cut-outs as his primary medium. The period of the ‘Cut-Outs’ have been described as Matisse’s “second life” by the art critic Alastair Sooke; while Matisse had completely changed his medium, he continued to be completely fascinated with vibrant colours. After a life-saving surgery

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    Henri Matisse is a well-known French painter that was born 1869 and later dies in 1954 at the age of 84 years old. Being well known and famous for several paintings, he was given a charge by a well-known Russian Sergri Shchukin. He was charged to produce three canvases to decorate Sergei mansion staircases in Moscow. On incident, the painting now recognized as Dance I was just a sketch that Matisse had created. The initial sketch and final version of the painting is quite similar in concept. Matisse

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    We can first look at what these paintings where all about. Le bonheur de vivre (The Joy of Life) is a painting by Henri Matisse and together with the Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Le bonheur de vivre is regarded as one of the pillars of early modernism . Modernism is the period of the 19th, 20th century period that was characterized by the culture trends changes and transformation. Therefore the work of Le bonheur de vivre taken from the Baudelaire's poem, Invitation to a Voyage (1857) depicts

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    Henri Matisse was mostly known for his use in color. Although he was a French artist Matisse was influenced by many cultures. The idea of Fauvism was created by Matisse that soon made his work famous, and influential for many artists to come. One of his first drawings in the early twentieth century developed this term called fauvism; Harmony in Red. In each piece of his work he used such vibrant colors to help draw attention to this new idea of fauvism. These vibrant colors, and large brush strokes

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    art influenced a vast majority of modern day art. Pablo Picasso’s cubism and Henri Matisse fauvism helped shape this era not only in style of painting, but a revolution against conformity of a social artistic structure. Cubism was a style of painting imagined, created, and performed by Pablo Picasso.

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    Henri Matisse was an extravagant artist they lived from 1869 till 1954. Throughout his life he pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable in art and helping head the fauvism art movement of the time. His life through art progressed through several stages, firstly his early influences in his childhood home and surroundings, secondly his early days of art at the academies of Paris and his first years on his own and thirdly his later life when he delved into the more progressive art movements of the

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