Henri Matisse: Great Paintings

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Henri Matisse drew some outstanding paintings. In the beginning of the 20th century was the modernism era. It included amazing and famous painters, sculptors, draughtsmen, and printmakers. In this era an amazing artist was born called Henri Matisse. He was born in 31, December 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambrésis in Northern France. He was a painter, sculptor, drafts man, and printmaker. His mother was an amateur painter and his father was a corn merchant. He studied law from 1887 to 1891 and then decided to go to Paris, to become a painter. He drew some amazing paintings and all of them had a story behind it. He drew paintings to pass time. He painted his first masterpiece in 1897, it was called The Dinner Table.…show more content…
He drew some outstanding paintings, He made 330 artworks, he has 10 important paintings each one has a story behind it, the first one is called la Dance which means dance in English it is made in 1910 it shows five dancing figures painted in dark red. The second one is called le Bonheur de vivre which means the joy of life it is made in 1906 it included some exposed or uncovered women and men and people dancing in the background. The third one is called L’Atelier Rouge which means the Red studio it is made in 1911, it includes his workshop filled with paintings, sculptures, and ceramics scattered around his studio. The fourth one is called Nu bleu, Souvenir de Biskra which means Blue Nude (Souvenir of Biskra) it is made in 1907, Matisse was working on a sculpture when it shattered the broken pieces inspired him to create this work of art. The fifth one is called Les demoiselles a la riviere which means Bathers by a River it was made in1917 he worked on it over 8 years and it passed through a lot of transformations it was painted during the World War 1. The sixth one is called Femme au chapeau which means women with a hat it was made in 1905. The seventh one is called Luxe, Calme et Volupte which means Luxury, Calm and pleasure, it was made in 1904. The eighth one is called Poissons rouges et palette which means Goldfish and pallet it was made in 1914. The ninth one is called La Fenetre Ouverte which means the open window it is made in 1905. Finally the last one is called Femme au manteau violet which means Woman in a purple coat it was made in 1937
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