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Published on Jan 11, 2009
Henri Matisse 1869- 1954
Henri Matisse was known for his use of color and his fluid, brilliant and original draughtsmanship. Matisse is regarded as one of the greatist artists of the 20th century. Although he was initially labelled as a fauve (wild beast), by the 1920's, he was increasingly hailed as un upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of color and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over half a century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art. At the academie Julian he became a student of William Adolphe Bouguereau and Gustave Moreau. After meating John Peter Russel, he changed his style completely. Matisse first started to paint in 1889, when his mother had brought him art supplies durig a period of convalescence following an attack of appendicitis. He discoverd a "kind of paradise" as he later discribed it, and deceided to become an artist, deeply disappointing his father.
Quote by Henri Matisse:
"I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me"