10 Interesting Henri Matisse Facts

Sunday, July 13th 2014. | People

Henri Matisse Facts give you the ideas about the famous painter. He was famous using solid lines, bold colors and conceptual line work. Actually he started painting when he was more than 20 years old. If you want to know his journey as a painter and works of arts, read the following post below:

Henri Matisse Facts 1: a lawyer

It seems that Henri will never imagine that he would become a great painter. At first he wanted to be a lawyer. He studied at a law school, and also passed the bar exam. However, he realized that she wanted to come a painter instead of a lawyer.

Henri Matisse Facts 2: Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso is another famous painter in the world. People always associated him with cubism. Actually Henri and Pablo were good friends, but they were also rivals. Read more facts about cubism here.

Henri Matisse Facts

Henri Matisse Facts

Henri Matisse Facts 3: line of works

If you look at the paintings of Henri Matisse, you can find out that his works were included as Fauvism. It means wild beast. It was called Fauvism because it was filled with strong lines and bold colors. You are wrong if you dub his works as surrealist, impressionist or classicist.

Henri Matisse Facts 4: an art school

When he was in Paris, he ran a small art school in the city for 3 years.

Henri Matisse Gallery

Henri Matisse Gallery

Henri Matisse Facts 5: objects of art

Matisse is always famous with his Painting with Scissors. It was his experiment with collages.  This man also uses different media to create arts. He often used architecture, watercolors, sculpture and oils.

Henri Matisse Facts 6: Chapel of the Rosary

If you want to see his work as a part of architecture, you need to look at the Chapel of The Rosary in Vence.  The glass windows, murals and furnishings were designed by Henri Matisse.

Henri Matisse Painter

Henri Matisse Painter

Henri Matisse Facts 7: Jazz

Jazz is the title of a book that Matisse published after his surgery. He lived in wheelchairs in the old time. The book is a collection of his colorful paper collages.

Henri Matisse Facts 8: date of birth

Henri Matisse was born on 31 December 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France. He passed away on 3 November 1954 in Nice France.

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse Facts 9: famous works

Henri Matisse had some famous works. Those are Woman with a Hat, The Dinner Table, The Red Studio, Le Rifain assis, and The Desert: Harmony in Red.

Henri Matisse Facts 10: Marguerite

Marguerite is his daughter who was a member in of French Resistance in WW II. At that time, she was captured and tortured. But she was free after she escaped from the train.

Henri Matisse Pic

Henri Matisse Pic

At the age of 84 years old, Henri Matisse died in 1954 because of heart failure. Do you want to comment on facts about Henri Matisse?

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