Collection: Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a revolutionary French artist celebrated for his profound influence on 20th-century art. Originally studying law, Matisse discovered his passion for painting while recuperating from an illness, thereafter dedicating his life to art. As a leader of the Fauvist movement, his work is distinguished by vivid color and bold brushwork, challenging traditional artistic conventions. Renowned works like "The Dance" and "Woman with a Hat" demonstrate his groundbreaking use of color and form. Matisse continued to innovate throughout his career, transitioning to paper cut-outs in his later years, a method he called "painting with scissors". These creations, like "The Snail" and "Blue Nude II", introduced a new form of medium that further solidified his position as an artistic trailblazer. Despite his declining health, Matisse's creativity remained undiminished, leaving a lasting legacy that continues to inspire artists worldwide.