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


Landscape


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