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Top 10 Most Famous Paintings by Henri Matisse
Dawit Abeza
Top 10 Most Famous Paintings by Henri Matisse

Top 10 Most Famous Paintings by Henri Matisse

Who is Henri Matisse?

Henri Matisse was a French artist, known for his unique utilization of color shading. He was a sketcher, printmaker, and sculptor, and master painter.

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Here are the top 10 famous paintings of Henri Matisse:

  1. The Snail by Henri Matisse
  2. Woman with a Hat by Henri Matisse
  3. Still Life with Oranges by Henri Matisse
  4. The Open Window by Henri Matisse
  5. Dance by Henri Matisse
  6. Blue Nude by Henri Matisse
  7. The Joy of Life by Henri Matisse
  8. Green Stripe (Portrait of Madame Matisse) by Henri Matisse
  9. The Red Room by Henri Matisse
  10. Woman Reading by Henri Matisse

Famous Artworks:

The Snail by Henri Matisse

The Snail by Henri Matisse

After 1948 Matisse was kept from a painting by sickness and he was bed-bound, however, he created various works known as gouaches découpées.

These were made by cutting or tearing shapes from paper which had been painted with gouache. The Snail is one of those paintings.

Matisse said it "allows me to draw in the color. It is a simplification for me. Instead of drawing the diagram and putting the color inside it - the one altering the other - I draw straight into the color"

Matisse's daughter Mme Duthuit said that her father made many drawings of snails at this time.

The concentric pattern framed by the colored shapes in the focal point of the work echoes the spiral pattern found in the snail's shell.

Completed in: 1953

Style: Fauvism

Measurements: 287 × 288 cm

Location: Tate Modern Collection in London

Medium: Paper, Gouache

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Woman with a Hat by Henri Matisse

Woman with a Hat by Henri Matisse

Women with a Hat (Femme au chapeau) was at the focal point of the debate that prompted the art development of the twentieth-century Fauvism.

The term Fauve ("wild beast"), was begat by an art pundit and became associated with the artists who displayed their brilliantly colored canvases in the central gallery (named the cage centrale) of the Grand Palais. Femme au chapeau marked a complex change from the regulated brushstrokes of Matisse's earlier works to a progressively expressive individualistic style.

His utilization of non-naturalistic colors and free brushwork created a scrappy or "incomplete" quality in the composition.

The artist's wife, Amélie, modeled for this portrait. She is delineated in an elaborate outfit with attributes of a classic French bourgeoisie style: a gloved arm holding a fan with an elaborate hat.

When allegedly asked about the tone of her dress Madame Matisse said she was actually wearing black when she possed for the portrait.

Completed in: 1905

Style: Fauvism

Measurements: 80.65 cm × 59.69 cm

Location: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Medium: Oil on canvas

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Still Life with Oranges by Henri Matisse

Still Life with Oranges by Henri Matisse

With a relatively fast brushwork, Matisse's vibrant image shows a bowl of oranges, a coffee mug, and a translucent green pitcher on a red tabletop.

The distinctive orange and yellow tones depict a sunlit room and flattened abstracted image.

The painting utilizes complementary colors to create a feeling of structure and space rather than imitative the realistic colors and memic the actual scene.

The exceptionally lively colors also anticipate Matisse's Fauvist period, wherein unnatural colors were utilized to add a degree of emotional power to his paintings.

Completed in: 1899

Style: Expressionism

Measurements: 94 cm x 83 cm

Location: Washington University Gallery of Art (WUSTL), St. Louis, MO, US

Medium: Oil on canvas

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The Open Window by Henri Matisse

The Open Window by Henri Matisse

Matisse's Open Window is a symbol of early Fauvism. It is praised as one of the most significant early paintings of the supposed Fauve school, a gathering of artists, including André Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Georges Braque, that rose in 1904.

Fauve paintings are recognized by a startling palette of immersed, unmixed colors and wide brushstrokes.

Open Window speaks to the very beginning of the new way in Matisse's art. It was painted in Collioure, a community on the Mediterranean shoreline of France to which Matisse went with Derain in the mid-year of 1905.

During when this work was painted, Derain composed that even the shadows in Collioure were an "entire universe of lucidity and radiance."

Completed in: 1905

Style: Fauvism

Measurements: 55 cm x 46 cm

Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA

Medium: Oil on canvas

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Dance by Henri Matisse

Dance by Henri Matisse

In 1909 Matisse got a commission by a well off Russian industrialist named Sergei Shchukin. Who approached Matisse for three enormous scale canvases to brighten the winding staircase of his chateau, the Trubetskoy Palace, in Moscow.

In Dance I, the figures express the light delight and satisfaction that was part of Fauve's works of art.

The figures are drawn freely, with no inside definition. They have been compared to bean sack dolls due to their shapeless and unhindered developments. Their bodies appear to be floating. 

Completed in: 1909

Style: Fauvism

Measurements: 259.7 x 390.1 cm

Location: Museum of Modern Art, New York

Medium: Oil on canvas

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Blue Nude by Henri Matisse

Blue Nude by Henri Matisse

Blue Nude is of a woman lying nude with one leg over the other and one arm against her head while the other rests on the ground.

The strokes that were utilized while painting this piece were fairly sketch-like and you can see the way the paint was applied onto the canvas. This style falls into its own style since it conflicts with the smooth soft lines that the artists would strive for. 

The shading used to speak to shadows and subtleties on this woman are strange. Alongside, a few of the highlights were not depicted in flawless detail, for example, her toes and fingers come into the foundation of the background. 

Rather than showing an extremely adopted soft composition of a nude woman, Matisse made a very different and more unusual depiction. Her life structures is likewise unique in relation to a significant number of the nudes that were regularly observed at that time. She appears to have muscle definition and this additionally detracts from the softness found in most nude paintings. 

The sketch-like strokes may appear to be a less complex and conceptual foundation for this piece. Despite the fact that we can figure out that the foundation is of plants and blooms, it is difficult to make out explicit subtleties and know without a doubt.

Completed in: 1907

Style: Fauvism

Measurements: 92.1 cm × 140.3 cm

Location: Baltimore Museum of Art

Medium: Oil on canvas

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The Joy of Life by Henri Matisse

The Joy of Life by Henri Matisse

During his Fauve years, Matisse often painted scenes in the south of France throughout the late spring. The joy of Life is one of his signature pieces.

The scene is comprised of autonomous themes orchestrated to frame a total structure.

Pundits noticed its new style - wide fields of shading and straight figures. The joy of Life is a huge scale painting (about 6 feet in tall, 8 feet in wide), portraying an Arcadian scene with splendid shades of trees, ocean, sky, and populated by nude figures both very still and moving.

Completed in: 1906

Style: Fauvism

Measurements: 175 x 241 cm

Location: Barnes Foundation, Lower Merion, PA, US

Medium: Oil on canvas

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Green Stripe (Portrait of Madame Matisse) by Henri Matisse

Green Stripe (Portrait of Madame Matisse) by Henri Matisse

Green Stripe the delineation of the artist's better half, Amélie, is one of Matisse's most celebrated paintings of the twentieth century.

Matisse utilized various colors to portray his wife. Her oval face is cut up with a slice of green and her hair, purpled and top-tied.

The green stripe down the focal point of Amélie Matisse's face goes about as an artificial shadow line and partitions her face in a unique representation of style, with a cool and warm side.

Completed in: 1905

Style: Fauvism

Measurements: 40.5cm. x 32.5 cm

Location: Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Medium: Oil on canvas

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Woman Reading by Henri Matisse

Woman Reading by Henri Matisse

Woman Reading was created by Henri Matisse in 1894. The painting shows a quiet and serene scene: a woman with her back to the watcher sits in a seat reading a book.

In 1896 he showed a few paintings in the salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and started selling his work, including some to government, and Woman Reading one of Matisse's major sells.

Completed in: 1894

Style: Fauvism

Measurements: 61.6 x 47.9 cm

Location: Museum of Modern Art in Paris

Medium: Oil on canvas

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The Red Room by Henri Matisse

The Red Room by Henri Matisse

The artist himself considered this a "decorative panel" and it was expected to be displayed at the lounge area in the Moscow chateau of the celebrated Russian art collector Sergey Shchukin.

The rich raspberry red texture with its lively color appears to sink from the top of the wall over the outside of the table. The three-dimensional space of the room inside which the female figure is twisting the container affirms Matisse's decorative capabilities within a limited surface.

The window, through which we see a green nursery with blossoming plants, enables the eye to move into the profundities of the canvas.

Completed in: 1908

Style: Fauvism

Measurements: 180 cm × 220 cm

Location: Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Medium: Oil on canvas

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