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

Henri, 1869–1954, French painter.
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Celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour, Matisse's vibrant cut-outs were the final triumph of his career.
Kate O'Donoghue, curatorial trainee at NationalMuseumsLiverpool, said: "Henri Matisse is a world-famous artist and this exhibition includes many of his iconic images, such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes."
This is the first hint that this exhibition is about the psychology that informs Matisse's art, and the emotions and intuitions that are bound up with the objects he collected and used in his work.
The painting is one of around 60 landscapes painted by Matisse during a visit to the Mediterranean island on his honeymoon.
Diebenkorn remained enthralled for the rest of his life, even traveling to Russia to see Matisse's work at the Hermitage and Pushkin Museum and poring over his extensive collection of Matisse catalogues.
Inspired by a similarly titled collage by Matisse (who used the term "decoupage" instead), and assisted by a French kindergarten class, she wrote a fable about a bird-prince and a fish-woman.
Even those deeply familiar with Matisse's paintings will thrill to explore this remarkable side of his practice, which bears the artist's signature energy, elegance, and color, but seen here in lithographs, etchings, pochoir (stencil) prints, and linocuts.
He said: "Matisse is a very much loved and valued member of the family and worshipped by us and our three daughters.
The exhibition, to run from March 25 to April 22, will include prints from one of Matisse's most complicated and successful printmaking projects, Florilege des Amours Ronsard, illustrating the love poems of 16th century French Renaissance poet Pierre de Ronsard.
Oradell, NJ, November 04, 2015 --( Artist Pierre Henri Matisse made a guest appearance at New Jersey Foot and Ankle Center's unveiling of his work.
The decision by the industry regulator to probe the ITV show - made by Simon Cowell's TV company - comes a fortnight after 1,150 complaints flooded in about winning act Jules and Matisse. Many viewers were outraged when they learned Jules O'Dwyer used a second dog, Chase, for the tightrope highlight.