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Henri Matisse and his Paintings
A look at the evolution of Henri Matisse's painting throughout his lifetime.
# 34837 | 1,150 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 30, 2003 in Art (Artists)

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This paper examines how Henri Matisse evolved in his painting over his lifetime. This evolution of his work is explored through a book, an article, a radio interview with Matisse, and an Internet site. The paper reveals a paradoxical pattern in his work; it evolved dramatically, but certain features of it never changed. The paper goes on to show how Matisse's world and paintings were centered around color and he succeeded in liberating color from the manner in which it had been perceived traditionally.

From the Paper:

"Matisse was born in 1896, and died in 1954. During his entire life, he never once gave the world an overt message in his painting about the global state of affairs. "His studio was a world within the world: a place of equilibrium that, for sixty continuous years, produced images of comfort, refuge, and balanced satisfaction" (Hughes 1). Matisse has been praised as one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century. He came in contact during the 1890s with the postimpressionists such as Paul Cezanne who produced an important influence on his style. He met a number of other painters during the same period with whom he founded the Fauve group in Paris."

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