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By Nathalia Brodskaya

Henri Matisse, born on 31 December 1869 in Cateau-Cambrésis and died on three November 1954 in great, was once a French artist identified for his work, drawings and sculptures. He was once one of many leaders of the fauvist stream, besides different amazing artists reminiscent of Picasso and Marcel Duchamp. he's celebrated for the energetic use of line and hues in his works, and for his contribution to the plastic arts before everything of the twentieth century. regardless of having the prestige of a grasp of contemporary artwork, his portray sort is now thought of to be vintage.

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In reducing composition to a bare minimum, Matisse made changes directly on the canvas without the use of many preliminary sketches. What is remarkable in these paintings is that the alterations of one single element — the proportional relationship in the configuration of areas of colour results in dynamic motion in The Dance and a diametrically opposed stasis in Music. The variety of works by Matisse in the Russian museums nonetheless reflects the unity of his searches on canvas, and the consistency and methodical nature of his artistic thinking.

The Moroccan in green, 1913. 7 cm. The State Hermitage, Saint-Petersburg. 54. Arab coffee house, 1913. Egg tempera on canvas, 176 x 210 cm. The State Hermitage, Saint-Petersburg.

Oil on canvas, 193 x 115 cm. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. 50 42. Red Fish, 1912. Oil on canvas, 140 x 98 cm. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. 51 43. The Casbah Gate, 1912. 5 x 80 cm. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. 52 44. “The Dance” with Nasturtiums, 1912. Oil on canvas, 193 x 114 cm. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. 53 45. Zorah on the terrace, 1912. Oil on canvas, 116 x 100 cm. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. 54 In these works Matisse appears to have completely resolved how to depict the round dance in principle.

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