5 interesting facts about henri matisse
Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors by Jane OConnorKeesia and Henri Matisse have the same birthday—New Year’s Eve! That’s why she picks him for her artist report. She finds out that over his long career Matisse made paintings, sculpture, books, costumes, and her favorite—his cut-outs, or what Matisse called “drawing with scissors.” The report is filled with about 20 of Matisse’s masterpieces as well as artwork that Keesia has created in his “style” (cut-out leaves, drawings through windows, fauvist animals). As she follows Matisse through his life she discovers why he is considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.
10 Henri Matisse Facts
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His vast oeuvre encompassed painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic arts as diverse as etchings, linocuts, lithographs, and aquatints , paper cutouts, and book illustration. But he is known primarily as being one of the most influential painters of the 20th century. But, apart from his massive contribution to art, what do we know about him as an individual? Initially trained as a lawyer, Matisse only developed an interest in art when he was 21 years old. He had a healthy competition with artist Pablo Picasso. They would often produce the same subjects and even sometimes works with the same titles.
Even when his physical health prevented him from being able to formally paint, Henri Matisse would still find a way to be creative and work. Here are some interesting facts about this famous painter. Their work begins at a young age and continues on for several decades. Matisse had a very different experience. He wanted to work in law. He even graduated from law school in Paris in and worked in a local office as a clerk at the age of