Matisse

Matisse

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The work of Henri Matisse (1869-1954) reflects an ongoing belief in the power of brilliant colors and simple forms. Though famed in particular for his paintings, Matisse also worked with drawing, sculpture, lithography, stained glass, and collage, developing his unique cut-out medium ...
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Characteristics

Number of pages :
96
Museum :
Musée national d'Art moderne - Centre Pompidou
Dimensions :
21,8 × 26,5 × 1,3 cm
Size of the book :
1
EAN :
9783836529037
Reference :
MX613285

Editor

Publication :
1970-01-01
Author :
Essers, Volkmar

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The artist

Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

A major artist of the 20th century, his influence on the art of the second half of the century is considerable through the use of simplification, stylisation, synthesis and colour as the sole subject of painting, both for the many figurative and abstract painters who will claim to be his and his discoveries. He was the leader of fauvism. From Pablo Picasso, who was his friend and considered him his great rival, to Andy Warhol who "wanted to be Matisse", all 20th century painters were confronted with Matisse's fame and genius.