[ US /ˈmætis/ ]
  1. French painter and sculptor; leading figure of fauvism (1869-1954)
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  • Each in turn rescued Matisse from deep discouragement by providing a way to kick-start his imagination.
  • Matisse grew up in a provincial environment starved of artistic contact.
  • Bursting with color and energy, the almost-beyond-lavish pages of 'Ballets Russes' Assouline, 236 pages, $750 make a feast of these leftovers, re-creating mighty collaborations among artists such as Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Miró and choreographers like Nijinsky, Léonid Massine and Michel Fokine. Photo-Op: Modernism à la Russe
  • But now I don't expect Ann Pennington to hold the same charm for me as a Matisse odalisque.
  • Executed with breathlessly fine strokes, these exquisite images are as beautiful and accomplished as line drawings by Picasso or Matisse.
  • The preceding decade had been a difficult one for Matisse. Times, Sunday Times
  • Led by Matisse fauvism western modern art genre, again by contemporary Chinese artists of widespread concern.
  • A number of Matisse's kite tails bear a shape that is ubiquitous in her oeuvre.
  • More specifically, there is Matisse's individual contribution, such as how colour is reinvented in his painting.
  • It was just that, as the author puts it: ‘For Matisse none of the standard forms of addiction or debauch could hope to match the risk and allure of painting.’
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