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What I am after, above all, is expression.
Henri Matisse - The Clown
Influenced by Light-filled paintings of the impressionists
The word ``impressionniste'' was printed for the first time in the Charivari on the 25 April 1874 by Louis Leroy, after Claude Monet's landscape entitled Impressions: soleil levant [Impressions]. This word was used to call Exposition des Impressionnistes an exhibit held in the salons of the photographer Nadar and organized by the ``Société anonyme des peintres, sculpteurs et graveurs'' [``Anonymous society of painters, sculptors and engravers''], composed of Pissarro, Monet, Sisley, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Guillaumin and Berthe Morisot.
Claude Monet - Impressions: soleil levant [Impressions] - 1874 -
Influenced by the intense,
personal visions of:
Van Gogh (van GO)
Vincent van Gogh - Sunflowers - 1889 -
(Eugène-Henri-) Paul Gauguin - Arearea (Joyousness) - 1892 -
Paul Cézanne - Still Life with Water Jug - c. 1892-3 -
Discontent with bright colors alone.
Paintings should have structure, the arrangement of shapes and the spaces between them.
...to capture the essential character of things.
Henri Matisse - Odalisque with a Turkish Chair - 1928
The first 45 years of figure painting
Reduced his shapes and flattened his colors in order to express the essence of his subject.
Henri Matisse - Goldfish - 1912
Henri Matisse - Chinese Fish - 1951
Finally I have found the most direct way to express myself the paper cutout
Henri Matisse - Icarus (shows the original French text) - 1943
Henri Matisse - The Knife Thrower
The truly original artist invents his own signs.
Henri Matisse - The Codomas
TEXT and ART not referenced with hyperlink: Henri Matisse, working with shapes Scholastic Art, Dec 1996/Jan 1997 vol.27, no. 3, Published in cooperation with the National Gallery of Art. Formerly ART & MAN
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