Tag Archives: Henri Matisse

La grande finesse n’est pas celle qui s’aperçoi

In a recent post, I wrote about how much we enjoyed a trip to the Yale University Art Museum. One of the works that caught my eye was a stunningly simple print by Henri Matisse entitled ‘Nadia au profil aigu’ … Continue reading

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Tu veux que je fasse un dessin ?

The Frick Museum in New York has a current exhibit featuring drawings from the Courtauld Gallery in London. The exhibit, entitled Mantegna to Matisse is on until January 27, 2013. The collection includes plenty of French artists, including Jean-Antoine Watteau, … Continue reading

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L’art a pour mission d’égaliser le temps

French artist André Derain was born on June 10, 1880. Along with his friend Henri Matisse, he was the founder of the Fauvist movement. A key moment in his career was when he was commissioned to paint a series of … Continue reading

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Il y a des fleurs partout pour qui veut bien les voir

French artist Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was born on December 31, 1869. He was educated as a lawyer but turned to art when his mother bought him painting supplies during a period of convalescence from appendicitis. Matisse left law to study art … Continue reading

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