Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse


Nationality: French

Birth Place: Le Cateau-Cambrésis (Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France)

As the father of Fauvism, Henri Matisse altered the trajectory of art history by extending the modern trends started by the impressionists, post-impressionists, and pointillists. Matisse was originally trained in the academic tradition, and much of his education consisted of drawing from plaster casts and nude models, copying pieces at the Louvre, and participating in nationally endorsed exhibitions such as the Salon de La Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. However, Matisse was exposed to the works of the impressionists, post-impressionists, and pointillists while studying in Paris, and these pieces inspired Matisse to rebel against the academic tradition. He shifted his interest from realistically depicting space to portraying emotion, and he began to utilize bright colors, a flat pictorial space, strong lines, and limited detail. Matisse began submitting to private, progressive exhibitions such as the Salon Des Independent in 1901, and the public responded violently to his controversial works, nicknaming Matisse and his contemporaries, “Les Fauves”, or “the wild beasts”, which then inspired the name for the Fauvism movement. Later in Matisse’s career he became interested in the exotic, and took trips to Morocco, the evidence of which can be found in the exotic dress of figures in his later works.


Henri Matisse Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
HENRI MATISSE (French, 1869-1954) Cagnes, Paysage au Temps Orageux, 1917 Oil on artist's board 12-7/8 x 15-7/8 inches
HENRI MATISSE (French, 1869-1954)Cagnes, Paysage au Temps Orageux, 1917Oil on artist's board12-7/8 x 15-7/8 inches...
Lot 63238
Auction 5017
Friday, May 8, 2009
HENRI MATISSE (French, 1869-1954) Nu sur chaise de repos sur fond moucharabieh, 1922 Lithograph 19-3/8 x 15-3/4 inche
HENRI MATISSE (French, 1869-1954)Nu sur chaise de repos sur fond moucharabieh, 1922Lithograph19-3/8 x 15-3/4 inche...
Lot 64003
Auction 5099
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Nu couché, intérieur à la lampe vénitienne, 1929 Etching with Chin...
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)Nu couché, intérieur à la lampe vénitienne, 1929Etching with Chine collé on wove paper3-1...
Lot 65083
Auction 5304
Monday, April 10, 2017
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Odalisque (Nu pour Cleveland), 1932 Etching on Chine-collé on wove paper 14-1/4 x 11-1/...
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)Odalisque (Nu pour Cleveland), 1932Etching on Chine-collé on wove paper14-1/4 x 11-1/8 in...
Lot 65082
Auction 5304
Monday, April 10, 2017
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) Poésies - Woman with long hair and shirt-tie, 1932 Etching on Arches paper 13 x...
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954)Poésies - Woman with long hair and shirt-tie, 1932Etching on Arches paper13 x 9-3...
Lot 62371
Auction 5281
Monday, February 27, 2017

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Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Figure au visage coupé assise dans un intérieur, 1929 Etching on chine appliqu&e...
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Figure au visage coupé assise dans un intérieur, 1929 Etching on chine appliqué on Arches wo... (1)

Auction 5344
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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