Henri Matisse was a revolutionary and influential artist of the early 20th century, best known for the expressive color and shape of his Fauvist style.
During his sixty-year career, the artist Henri Matisse has worked in all media, from painting to sculpture and engraving. Although his subjects were traditional — nudes, figures in landscapes, portraits, interiors — his revolutionary use of vibrant color and exaggerated form to express emotion made him one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
Henri Matisse was born on December 31, 1869 in Le Cato-Cambresi and grew up in the small industrial town of Boen-en-Vermandois in northern France. His family worked in the grain business. In his youth, Matisse worked as a law clerk, and then from 1887 to 1889 he studied law in Paris. Returning to work at a law firm in Saint-Quentin, he began taking drawing lessons in the morning before going to work. When he was 21 years old, Matisse began to paint, recovering from an illness, and his vocation as an artist was confirmed.
In 1891 Matisse moved to Paris to study art. He studied with renowned old painters at such renowned schools as the Julian Academy and the School of Fine Arts. These schools taught in an "academic method" that required working with living models and copying the work of the Old Masters, but Matisse was also exposed to the recent post-impressionist work of Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh while living in Paris.
Matisse began showing his work in large group exhibitions in Paris in the mid-1890s, including the traditional Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts, and his work has received some favorable attention. He traveled to London and Corsica, and in 1898 married Amelie Paraire, with whom he will have three children.
At the turn of the 20th century, Matisse came under the more progressive influence of Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, who painted in a "pointillist" style with small colored dots rather than full strokes. He stopped exhibiting at the official salon and began presenting his art to the more progressive Salon of the Independent in 1901. In 1904 he held his first solo exhibition at the gallery of the dealer Ambroise Vollard.
Matisse made a great creative breakthrough in 1904 and 1905. A trip to Saint-Tropez in the south of France inspired him to create bright, spotted canvases such as Luxe, calme et volupté (1904-05), and the summer in the Mediterranean village of Collioure produced his major works, Open Window and Woman with a Hat "in 1905. He exhibited both paintings at the 1905 Salon d'Automne exhibition in Paris. In a review of the exhibition, one contemporary art critic mentioned bold, distorted imagery painted by some artists, whom he called "fauves" or "wild beasts."
Painting in the style that became known as Fauvism, Matisse continued to emphasize the emotional power of sinuous lines, strong brushstrokes and acid-bright colors in works such as "The Joy of Life", a large composition of female nudity in landscape. Like much of Matisse's mature work, this scene captured a mood rather than just trying to portray the world realistically. In the first decade of the century, Matisse also made sculptures and drawings that were sometimes associated with his paintings, always repeating and simplifying his forms to their essence.
International Women's Day March 8 is celebrated all over the world. And in order to surprise their women and see the cherished light of happiness in their own eyes, men spare no effort or time to find a worthwhile gift and organize a romantic evening. But where to go on March 8 in Kiev? Read the event poster right now!
March 8 at VDNKh will be cozy and beautiful! You can go to the ice rink - almost 2000 m² of romance in the open air with lanterns and festive music. In addition to the skating rink, you can find quest attractions, fairs, and a food court.
Take an amazing hot air balloon ride over the capital or its environs. The balloon rises to a height of several hundred meters above the beautiful nature near Makarov, and flights over Kiev start from Hydropark. The duration of the flight depends on weather conditions, as a rule, 40-60 minutes, and the whole program takes 3-4 hours. After landing, you will be taken to the airbase, treated to sparkling wine, traditional for balloonists, told a beautiful legend and ordained to balloonists with the title of noble. There will be a themed aeronautical cafe at your disposal, where you can have a delicious snack.
Art breakfast at NĂM is an opportunity to spend two hours outside the bustle of the city, listen to an author's lecture on the life and work of the artist in a warm and relaxed atmosphere and enjoy a delicious breakfast from the restaurant chef. NĂM Modern Vietnamese Cuisine is a restaurant of modern Vietnamese cuisine from Hector Jimenez-Bravo.
Charge yourself with the power of positive, give joy! "The eighth wonder of the world", "storm on stage" - this is what this fiery team is called. 100 dancers and 2500 costumes, an amazing orchestra and unique instruments, a unique atmosphere and exceptional Georgian energy. Their performances are constantly awaited by millions of viewers around the world. Their dance defies the laws of gravity!
The romantic repertoire consists of the best compositions of the world classics of jazz. The famous pianist Pavel Ignatiev will embody feelings in music. And the incomparable vocals of the singer and actress Katiko Purtseladze will add a special atmosphere to the evening of tenderness and love. The guests of the event will hear the hits of Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Armstrong and other classics of the genre. A piano and a mesmerizing voice will be a great gift for a loved one.
1. YouTube was founded 16 years ago
YouTube was created on February 15, 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Heardley and Javed Karim, three former PayPal employees in San Bruno, California.
They used Flash Video technology, which allows for relatively good recording quality with a small amount of data transfer.
The very first video - an 18-second amateur footage of Javed Karim at the San Diego Zoo - was uploaded to YouTube on April 23, 2005 at 8:27 pm local time.
2. Dogs in ancient Egypt
We have all heard about the place the cat occupied in Egyptian culture and religion. But the dog played an equally important role both as a symbol of a deity and as a pet.
They have never been depicted as being petted and petted. However, they were mummified and often buried with their owners, sometimes even in the same coffin.
Adults molt 1-2 times a year, during which time the cranes are very vulnerable. Most often, molt coincides with the end of incubation of chicks. Birds lose flight feathers, without which they cannot fly, which means they cannot escape the threat. To protect themselves, they hide in swamps and other hard-to-reach places.
4. The secret life of mushrooms
- 216 species of mushrooms are considered hallucinogenic;
- Products made from mushrooms can be used as substitutes for styrofoam, leather and building materials;
- Found a mushroom capable of decomposing plastic in weeks, not years;