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The Best Artwork by Henri Matisse

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A list of Henri Matisse artwork, including all notable Henri Matisse paintings, sculptures and other works of art, with photos when available. These popular Henri Matisse pieces are sorted alphabetically by the title of the work of art. These are some of Henri Matisse's most famous art pieces, so if you're wondering what art was made by Henri Matisse and how many major pieces of art Henri Matisse made then this list is a great resource. If you want to know more about these pieces of renowned Henri Matisse artwork, then click on their names for additional information.

These artwork, like Madras Rouge and Blue Nude II include images when available.

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    Beasts of the Sea is a paper collage on canvas by Henri Matisse from 1950. It is currently in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.. During the early-to-mid-1940s Matisse was in poor health. Eventually by 1950 he stopped painting in favor of his paper cutouts. Beasts of the Sea, is an example of Matisse's final body of works known as the cutouts....  more
    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Genres (Art): Abstract art
    • Art Form: Collage
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    Blue Nude

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    Blue Nude, an early 1907 oil painting on canvas by Henri Matisse, is located at the Baltimore Museum of Art as part of the Cone Collection. Matisse painted the nude when a sculpture he was working on shattered. He later finished the sculpture which is entitled Reclining Nude I. Matisse shocked the French public at the 1907 Société des Artistes Indépendants when he exhibited Blue Nude (Souvenir de Biskra). The Blue Nude was one of the paintings that would later create an international sensation at the Armory Show of 1913 in New York City. The painting, which may be classified as Fauvist, was controversial; it was burned in effigy in 1913 at the Armory Show in Chicago, to where it had toured...  more
    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • The Green Stripe, also known as Portrait of Madame Matisse. The Green Line, is a portrait by Henri Matisse of his wife, Amélie Noellie Matisse-Parayre. He painted it in 1905, just prior to such works being derisively labeled as the creations of Les Fauves, along with similar works of André Derain and Maurice de Vlaminck. The painting hangs in Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, Denmark....  more
    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Subject: Amélie Matisse
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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    "Le Bonheur de Vivre" (1905-1906) is a painting by French artist Henri Matisse....  more
    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism
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