Artist and Studio
Henri Matisse, 1925

Henri Matisse, 1925

Henri Matisse, L’Atelier Rouge (The Red Studio), 1911, MET

Henri Matisse, L’Atelier Rouge (The Red Studio), 1911, MET

Henri Matisse, 1939.  Photo by Michele Bellot

Henri Matisse, 1939.  Photo by Michele Bellot

Matisse’s palette at the Matisse museum in Le Cateau-Cambrésis

Matisse’s palette at the Matisse museum in Le Cateau-Cambrésis

Matisse and model by George Brassai

Matisse and model by George Brassai

The Fauvists:

Henri Matisse, Andre Derain,  Maurice de Vlaminck, Kees van Dongen, Henri Charles Manguin,  Georges Rouault

"Henri Matisse and André Derain introduced unnaturalistic color and vivid brushstrokes into their paintings in the summer of 1905, working together in the small fishing port of Collioure on the Mediterranean coast. When their pictures were exhibited later that year at the Salon d’Automne in Paris, they inspired the witty critic Louis Vauxcelles to call them fauves (“wild beasts”) in his review.”  src

chasingtailfeathers:

Matisse, 1948

chasingtailfeathers:

Matisse, 1948

Henri Matisse, Self-Portrait, 1900

Henri Matisse, Self-Portrait, 1900

Matisse in his studio at Collioure in 1907, with his wife Amélie and his daughter Marguite. Behind Matisse is Le Luxe I.

Matisse in his studio at Collioure in 1907, with his wife Amélie and his daughter Marguite. Behind Matisse is Le Luxe I.

Henri Matisse - Pink studio - 1911

Henri Matisse - Pink studio - 1911

Matisse arriving in New York City on the S. S. Mauretania, December 15, 1930.

Matisse arriving in New York City on the S. S. Mauretania, December 15, 1930.

Matisse with his wife Amélie Parayre
Matisse was so committed to his art that he extended a warning to  his fiancée, Amélie: “I love you dearly, mademoiselle; but I shall always love painting more.”
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Matisse with his wife Amélie Parayre

Matisse was so committed to his art that he extended a warning to  his fiancée, Amélie: “I love you dearly, mademoiselle; but I shall always love painting more.”

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