Wikipedia entry
Introduction
Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (French: [ɑ̃ʁi emil bənwɑ matis]; 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.
Wikidata
Q5589
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Introduction
French artist.
Nationality
French
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Designer, Painter, Sculptor
Names
Henri Matisse, Henri Emile Benoît Matisse, Henri Emile Benoit Matisse, Anri Matiss, Matisse, מאטיס, אנרי מאטיס, הנרי מאטיס
ULAN
500017300
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