Henri Matisse Biography

Henri Matisse, Artist
Attr: Alvin Langdon Coburn
Occup.Artist
FromFrance
BornDecember 31, 1869
DiedNovember 3, 1954
Aged84 years
Henri Matisse was a French musician known for his ingenious and significant work in paint, sculpture, as well as printmaking. He was born upon December 31, 1869, in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France. His moms and dads were middle-class merchants who had a grain company.

Matisse began his artistic job in 1891, when he signed up in the Académie Julian in Paris. He was originally thinking about becoming an attorney, yet he soon found his passion for art. He was greatly affected by the jobs of Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh, as well as Paul Gauguin.

Matisse's early job was characterized by his use strong shades as well as basic types, as seen in his well-known paint "Lady with a Hat". He was an establishing member of the Fauvist activity, a team of artists who declined typical approaches to paint and also welcomed brilliant colors as well as vibrant brushstrokes.

Matisse continued to introduce throughout his profession, checking out brand-new methods and also kinds. He try out sculpture, developing a variety of famous works, including "The Back" as well as "The Dance". He also functioned thoroughly in printmaking, creating a series of etchings and also lithographs.

Despite his success, Matisse ran the gauntlet and also controversy throughout his occupation. Some doubters located his work too extreme and also stunning, while others charged him of being also industrial and formulaic. However, he continued to create innovative as well as influential works till his fatality on November 3, 1954.

Today, Matisse is considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, as well as his job is celebrated and studied worldwide. His impact can be seen in the work of lots of musicians that followed him, including Pablo Picasso and also Jackson Pollock. The Musée Matisse in Nice, France, which houses a big collection of his work, stays among one of the most popular galleries in the nation.

Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Henri, under the main topic Nature.

Related authors: Gertrude Stein (Author), Constantin Brancusi (Sculptor), Pablo Picasso (Artist), Vincent Van Gogh (Artist), Raoul Dufy (Artist), Jackson Pollock (Artist), Gustave Moreau (Artist), Auguste Rodin (Sculptor), Paul Gauguin (Artist)

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32 Famous quotes by Henri Matisse

Small: My curves are not crazy
"My curves are not crazy"
Small: Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that it will grow better
"Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that it will grow better"
Small: Im growing old, I delight in the past
"I'm growing old, I delight in the past"
Small: An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare t
"An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language"
Small: Time extracts various values from a painters work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are for
"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"
Small: Jazz is rhythm and meaning
"Jazz is rhythm and meaning"
Small: An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner
"An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc"
Small: A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now Ive been conscious of exp
"A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light"
Small: There are always flowers for those who want to see them
"There are always flowers for those who want to see them"
Small: In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly
"In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tightrope"
Small: I dont know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, Im some sort of Buddhist. But the essenti
"I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer"
Small: He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices he is free and nothing holds him back
"He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back"
Small: You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink
"You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover"
Small: I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all th
"I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it"
Small: I dont paint things. I only paint the difference between things
"I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things"
Small: Exactitude is not truth
"Exactitude is not truth"
Small: Derive happiness in oneself from a good days work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us
"Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us"
Small: It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descrip
"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"
Small: Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul
"Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul"
Small: I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a light joyousness of springtime whi
"I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me"
Small: Creativity takes courage
"Creativity takes courage"
Small: It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else
"It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else"
Small: In love, the one who runs away is the winner
"In love, the one who runs away is the winner"
Small: I wouldnt mind turning into a vermilion goldfish
"I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish"
Small: I have been no more than a medium, as it were
"I have been no more than a medium, as it were"
Small: I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me
"I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me"
Small: Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptors direct carving
"Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving"
Small: A young woman has young claws, well sharpened. If she has character, that is. And if she hasnt so much
"A young woman has young claws, well sharpened. If she has character, that is. And if she hasn't so much the worse for you"
Small: Work cures everything
"Work cures everything"
Small: What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject
"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"
Small: There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he ca
"There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted"
Small: Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence
"Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence"