A Song for Matisse
Henri Matisse Inspired Painting
11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas
Art within Art Series
I think my compositions of my impressions of Matisse is
most popular among my collectors. I have to same the same.
I love all the patterns and colors he chooses to use all in one painting.
I really don't think about it when I design them. I just let my imagination
go after viewing some of his work and what ever patterns emerge, so be it.
That is the fun of working with Matisse...and Picaso!! They somehow always
seem to work out. Matisse is fun and happy to paint with.
The remarkable career of Henri Matisse, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, whose stylistic innovations (along with those of Pablo Picasso) fundamentally altered the course of modern art and affected the art of several generations of younger painters, spanned almost six and a half decades. His vast oeuvre encompassed painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic arts (as diverse as etchings, linocuts, lithographs, and aquatints), paper cutouts, and book illustration. His varied subjects comprised landscape, still life, portraiture, domestic and studio interiors, and particularly focused on the female figure.
Initially trained as a lawyer, Matisse developed an interest in art only at age twenty-one. In 1891, he moved to Paris to study art and followed the traditional nineteenth-century academic path, first at the Académie Julian (winter 1891–92, under the conservative William-Adolphe Bouguereau), and then at the École des Beaux-Arts (1892, under the Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau). Matisse's early work, which he began exhibiting in 1895, was informed by the dry academic manner, particularly evident in his drawing. Discovering manifold artistic movements that coexisted or succeeded one another on the dynamic Parisian artistic scene, such asNeo-Classicism, Realism, Impressionism, and Neo-Impressionism, he began to experiment with a diversity of styles, employing new kinds of brushwork, light, and composition to create his own pictorial language.
Read more about Matisse at the Met Museum Here - Great Article