Henri Matisse

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ʁi matis]; 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art. (Wikipedia)

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Simple Reminders by Henri Matisse

Amazing Quotes by Henri Matisse

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter, an art which could be for every mental worker, for the businessman as well as the man of letters, for example, a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. ~Henri Matisse http://smpl.ws/ah (-220)

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. ~Henri Matisse http://smpl.ws/ah (47)

Creativity takes courage. ~Henri Matisse http://smpl.ws/ah (78)

Work cures everything. ~Henri Matisse http://smpl.ws/ah (81)