Océanie, le ciel (Oceania, the Sky)

About Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse was a leading figure of Fauvism and, along with Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the modern era. In his paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, Matisse experimented with vivid colors, Pointillist techniques, and reduced, flat shapes. “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter,” he once said; his subjects of choice included nudes, dancers, still lifes, and interior scenes. Matisse’s animated brushwork and seemingly arbitrary application of bright colors, as in Woman with a Hat (1905), would prove foundational to Fauvism, while his similarly radical The Red Studio (1911) was a seminal, nearly monochromatic study in perspective. Later in life, physically debilitated, Matisse would turn to making bold, cut-paper collages. He has influenced a wide range of important 20th-century painters, from Hans Hofmann and Milton Avery to Tom Wesselmann and David Hockney.

French, 1869-1954, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France, based in Paris and Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Inaugural Exhibitions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2015
Dick Bruna. Artist, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
2015
THE OASIS OF MATISSE, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2012
French Art 1900-1930, Statens Museum for Kunst

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
THE OASIS OF MATISSE, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Winter Exhibition 2016, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2016
Famous Prints of the 20th Century, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
2016
Inaugural Exhibitions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Bonheur de Vivre, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2016
TEFAF Maastricht 2016, Waterhouse & Dodd, London
2016
Icons of Art II, Opera Gallery, Dubai
2016
Post-war/Contemporary Highlight, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles
2015
Impressionist & Modern Art, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York
2015
Dick Bruna. Artist, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
2015
Tempo, Opera Gallery, Monaco
2015
Post-Impressionist & Modern Art, Waterhouse & Dodd, London
2015
Impressionist & Modern Art Exhibition, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York
2012
French Art 1900-1930, Statens Museum for Kunst
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