- Name: Henri Matisse
- Born: 12/31/1869
- Died: 11/03/1954 (84 years old)
Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (French:[ɑ̃ʁi emil bənwɑ matis]; 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for both 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, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.
Birth Name: Henri Émile Benoît Matisse
Works: Woman with a Hat (1905), The Joy of Life (1906), Nu bleu (1907), La Danse (1909), L’Atelier Rouge (1911)
Alias: Henri Émile Benoît Matisse
Birth Place: Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France
Death Place: Nice, France
Henri Matisse quotes :
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.Henri Matisse
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.Henri Matisse
It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.Henri Matisse
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.Henri Matisse