Friday, August 12, 2022

Cat Art History: Henri Matisse


Henri Émile Benoît Matisse; 12/31/1869 – 11/3/1954 was a French visual artist, known for both his use of color, his fluid and original draughtsmanship, and is included in the Fauvist, Modernist, Post-Impressionist movements.

Fauvism: expressing emotion with wild, often dissonant colors, without regard for the subject's natural colors.

Modernism: A break with the past and the concurrent search for new forms of expression.

Post-Impressionism: Emerged as a reaction against Impressionists' concern for the naturalistic depiction of light and color.

Most important: He liked cats!
Girl With Black Cat, 1910.

Blue Cat, cutout from 1940's
Unable to find a date for this photograph.
Cat With Red Fish, 1914
The artist with his cat, 1951.

13 comments:

  1. I learned a lot. I had NO idea! Now I am a fan of his. Thanks =for the information about him. I only knew his name till now.

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  2. mum wants the cat wif red fish, she luvs matisse

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  3. It's nice that cats like famous people too!

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  4. He liked cats and that makes him alright in my book.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

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  5. Mum and I like artists that like cats!
    Matisse is really cool!!!!!
    Nor to mention famous!
    Purrs, Julie

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  6. He has always been one of my favourite artists.

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  7. I always loved the artist but didn't know he loved cats! Now i love him even more!

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  8. Beautiful art. I like the red fish one. :)

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  9. Oh, Wow,I didn't know how much hhe loved cats and that he had so much art with them, too.

    Learned something new today! Thanks!

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  10. I can't say that I like the style, but if he liked cats, he was probably a decent fellow.

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  11. We always liked his work but never knew he was a cat lover.

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