Henri Matisse

In Year 6, we have learnt about a significant artist named Henri Matisse. Here are some things we learnt about him:

Henri Matisse was a French artist. He was born in December 31st in 1896, and died on November 3rd, 1954. He grew up in France and his father was a grain merchant. Interestingly, he suffered from appendicitis and during his recovery, his mother then gave him art supplies and his love of art started from there. He was inspired to paint his emotions, and soon trained under the artist Gustave Moreau. Some of his art was sold for over $20 million.

Some of his famous works were: ‘The Dinner Table’, ‘Woman with a Hat’ and ‘The Red Studio’. His first master piece was, ‘The Dinner Table’ which was finished in 1897. He was influenced by artists such as van Gogh and Cezanne. He began to experiment with cut-outs. Some of these are: ‘The Blue Nude’, ‘The Knife Thrower’ and ‘Icarus’. He included his cut-outs in a book that he released at the age of 76 called ‘Jazz’.

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