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Henri Matisse (died 1954 aged 84) – Created artwork with colourful blocks of colour, scissor art and the art movement called "fauves"

(Pronounced hen-ree muh-tees)

Matisse - Mats of colour

Possibly Henri Matisse would create a hen (Henri) using a big mat of colour like this (Matisse) and could be cut out with scissors.

Possibly Henri Matisse would create a hen (Henri) using a big mat of colour like this (Matisse) and could be cut out with scissors.

To recall that Matisse created scissor art, link mats of colour (Matisse) with scissors:

A mat is (Matisse) dangerous if you leave scissors on it. 

To recall that Matisse created scissor art, link mats of colour (Matisse) with scissors:

Henri Matisse and his friends were leaders of a style of art called "fauvism". They were known as "fauves" which translates from French to English as wild beasts.

Fauves - Wild beasts
(Pronounced - fohv)

To connect fauves to mats (Matisse) imagine a foe that roves (a wild beast) trying to get into the house past the mat (Matisse).

To connect fauves to mats (Matisse) imagine a foe that roves (a wild beast) trying to get into the house past the mat (Matisse) 

In his early life Matisse concentrated on using saturated colours, limited detail with strong outlines and strong large mats of colour.

In his early life Matisse concentrated on using saturated colours, limited detail with strong outlines and strong large mats of colour.

Nature morte au magnolia, 1941

Later in his life Henri Matisse was restricted to a wheelchair, and started producing artwork using scissors: He adopted a bolder simplified form using cut paper collages. Sometimes just patterns and sometimes life forms but abolishing shadows and perspective.

Later in his life Henri Matisse was restricted to a wheelchair, and started producing artwork using scissors: He adopted a bolder simplified form using cut paper collages. Sometimes just patterns and sometimes life forms but abolishing shadows and perspec

La tristesse du roi, 1952

The Sheaf (La Gerbe), 1953

A represtenation of The Sheaf (La Gerbe), 1953

A representation of The Snail (L'escargot), 1952

A representation of The Snail (L'escargot), 1953

Nobody before had created: Bold blocks of colour artwork using scissors

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