Friday, February 1, 2013

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse (French, 1869 – 1954)

Pont Saint-Michel, Paris - circa 1895-1897

Britanny, 1896

Toulouse Landscape, 1898-1899

Belle Isle Tempête

Farmyard in Brittany, 1897

Farms in Brittany,  Belle-Ile

Time extracts various values from a painter’s work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.

Paysage de Bretagne, circa 1890-1900

Landscape, Corsica, 1898

Sunset in Corsica, 1898

Green needles on the Cross Javernaz, 1901

Notre Dame sunrise, 1902

The path in the bois de boulogne (1902)

Une Rue À Arcueil 1903-4

View of the Seine, the Pont Saint Michel (1904)

The Terrace, St. Tropez, 1904

View of Collioure with Church, 1905

The Joy of Life (study), 1905

Storm in Nice

Dance (1909-1910)

 View of Collioure and the Sea, 1911

Landscape Viewed from a Window, 1912-13

Olive Trees, Renoir’s Garden in Cagnes, 1917

Cagnes, Landscape in Stormy Weather, 1917

 Autumn in Cagnes, 1918

Henri Matisse - Landscape with Olive Trees 1918

In the Nice Countryside, Garden of Irisises, 1919

The Path of Olive Trees, 1920

Ropes on the Beach at Etretat, circa 1920

The Amont Cliffs at Etretat, 1920

Landscape of the Midi - before the Storm - circa 1921

The Sea 1921

Two Figures near the Le Loup River, 1922

Anemones in an Earthenware Vase - 1924

"There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted."

Rocks in the Vallée du Loup, 1925

 The charming fauna sleeping nymph, 1935

The Guignon

The Dream (1935)

A Pink Nude Seated 1935

Face of a Woman, 1935
Hermitage, Saint Petersburg

Jazz 1946-1947

The Rocaille Armchair  - 1946

Torse Nu, s.d.

The Silence Living in Houses 1947

Portrait of Lydia Delectorskaya, the Artist's Secretary, 1947

Blue Nude I (1952), 
paper cutouts painted in gouache glued on paper on canvas

The Flowing Hair


Toulouse Landscape

Henri Matisse, Paris, Henri Cartier-Bresson

“You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject.” ― Henri Matisse
Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.
source: wikipedia