Matisse, often regarded as the most important French painter of the 20th
century. The leader of the Fauvist movement around 1900, Matisse pursued the
expressiveness of colour throughout his career. His subjects were largely
domestic or figurative, and a distinct Mediterranean verve presides in the
Matisse's artistic career was long and varied, covering many
different styles of painting from Impressionism to near Abstraction. Early on
in his career Matisse was viewed as a Fauvist, and his celebration of bright
colors reached its peak in 1917 when he began to spend time on the French
Riviera at Nice and Vence. Here he concentrated on reflecting the sensual color
of his surroundings and completed some of his most exciting paintings. In 1941
Matisse was diagnosed as having duodenal cancer and was permanently confined to
a wheelchair. It was in this condition that he completed the magnificent Chapel
of the Rosary in Vence.
Glimpse of Notre Dame in the Late Afternoon.
Figure, Tan Room
The following Henri Matisse Fine Art Prints are available to buy, framing service is available. Please click on the image for more infomation.