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 (mə-tēs′, mä-), Henri 1869-1954.
French artist. A leading fauvist, he employed pure color, simple shapes, and an exquisite sense of design to produce paintings, such as The Dance (1932), and collages that have influenced the course of modern art.


(French matis)
(Biography) Henri (ɑ̃ri). 1869–1954, French painter and sculptor; leader of Fauvism


(məˈtis, mæ-)

Henri, 1869–1954, French painter.
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Noun1.Matisse - French painter and sculptor; leading figure of fauvism (1869-1954)
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Also in the exhibition are other Matisse works from Tate's collection, spanning 50 years of his portraiture, landscape and still life.
Pierre Henri Matisse is the grandson of renowned French artist Henri Matisse.
The Matisse exhibition consists of lithographic prints of the cut-outs he made during the last four years of his life, 1950-54, which was several years after the surgery for abdominal cancer which had confined him to chair and bed.
The guide dog trainer, who beat North Wales's Cor Glanaethwy and magician Jamie Raven, said she did not use Matisse because he did not like heights, but she was not "trying to make it like Chase was Matisse".
The collie was not brought on stage afterwards, leading many to believe Matisse had performed the whole sketch.
The sketch showed O'Dwyer, 48, as a policewoman chasing a sausage thief dog, played by Matisse.
O'Dwyer said: "I was disappointed when people said I allegedly hid Chase and I was trying to make it like Chase was Matisse.
With the help of the great art entrepreneur, Efstratios Teriade, Matisse embarked upon a suite of 39 lithographs that would meticulously recreate his famous cut-out works in a more domestic size.
On a frigid day in New York, Matisse got to rest as many of the 2,711 dogs in 192 breeds and varieties stepped into the judging ring at Piers 92 and 94, the exhibition space stretching into the icy Hudson River.
Henri Matisse saw the terms "expression" and "decoration" as one and the same thing.
Princess Nezy, as she was known, had moved to Nice to live with her grandmother after the proclamation of the Turkish Republic and was spotted in the street by Matisse in 1940, who was drawn to her striking dark looks.
Matisse worked hard to place these images in our heads.