Henri Matisse

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“What interests me most is neither still-life nor landscapes but the human figure. The model for others is a piece of information. In my case it is something, which arrests me. It is the source of my energy.”

An inspired painter and expert colorist, Henri Matisse dedicated himself wholly and obsessively to his art. During his life he created masterpieces of painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, costume design, stained glass and paper cutouts. His approach to color, design and abstraction, always with deep consideration of the model, was seminal in the development of modern art.