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Henri Matisse Still Life Paintings Gourds

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Henri Matisse Still Life Paintings Gourds

Gourds was painted by Henri Matisse in 1915-16. Describing Gourds in 1945, Matisse recalled that he had created “a composition of objects that do not touch but nonetheless participate in the same intimacy.” Its surface reveals that he achieved this effect after repeatedly adjusting and transposing forms.  Buy henri matisse paintings online

The austerity and monumentality of the canvas are complementary to The Moroccans, also of 1916. These qualities may have helped Matisse develop the luminous aspects of the larger canvas. In Gourds, he explained, he began “to use pure black as a color of light and not as a color of darkness.”  This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 65.1 cm, Width: 80.9 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Henri Matisse Paintings Bather

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Henri Matisse Paintings Bather

Bather was painted by Henri Matisse in summer 1909. In July 1909, summering with his family in the South of France, Matisse prepared for a commission from Russian businessman Sergei Shchukin. Although the eventual result was two decorative panels representing dance and music, the artist’s plan originally included a composition of bathers, to which this canvas relates. buy henri matisse paintings online

As Matisse worked on Bather he made many adjustments in pencil and paint to the form and pose of the figure. He repositioned the bather on the canvas, modeling the body’s volumes and adjusting earlier contours with long, repeated brushstrokes. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 92.7 cm, Width: 74 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Henri Matisse Painting The Blue Window

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Henri Matisse The Blue Window

The Blue Window was painted by Henri Matisse in summer 1913. When this painting was first reproduced, in the May 1914 edition of the journal Les Soirées de Paris, it was titled La Glace sans tain, or “the mirror without silvering,” referring to a device known as a Claude mirror: the dark, red-framed square in the picture. Many artists used one of these slightly convex, dark-tinted mirrors to clarify their compositions; a scene reflected in it is less colorful than life, its compositional elements accentuated. henri matisse paintings for sale

Something close to that effect is visible here in the structured vertical and horizontal bands and the cool blue palette that Matisse painted over other layers of color, some of which are still visible. As he simplified forms he reinforced them with incising and scraping, in, for example, the cloud at top left. Matisse used this view twice in his 1913 drypoint Bell Flower. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 130.8 cm, Width: 90.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Henri Matisse Paintings View of Collioure and the Sea

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Henri Matisse Paintings View of Collioure and the Sea

View of Collioure and the Sea was painted by Henri Matisse in 1907. Between 1905 and 1914, Matisse spent various summers and one winter in the small fishing village of Collioure on the Mediterranean coast, not far from the Spanish border. During his first summer there, his family initially lived in a small pension, “La Mère Rosette,” before moving into an apartment facing the harbor, from which he painted various window views.  buy Henri Matisse paintings online

Then, from 1906 to 1914, the artist rented the upper floor of a small house complete with studio and skylight. From there it was only a seven-minute walk to the picturesque site above the rock from which Matisse often painted views of Collioure such as this one. By 1907, Matisse had developed the flat and decorative style that he had employed for the first time in 1906 in the The Young Sailor II. The black lines that form a screen before the View of Collioure and the Sea are the trunks and branches of the umbrella pines that grow on the hillside overlooking the harbor. Henri Matisse famous paintings for sale

Encircling the areas of bright color painted in greens, blues, mauves, and earth tones, the sinuous lines resemble the leading around stained-glass windows; not surprisingly, the Matisse family referred to this painting as “Le Vitrail”, and it is often listed as such in early exhibition catalogues. Through the foliage is a distant view of several red-roofed houses, the tower of Collioure’s church, and a horizontal band marking the division between the pink sky and deep-blue sea. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 92 cm, Width: 65.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Henri Matisse Paintings Still Life with Vegetables

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Henri Matisse Paintings Still Life with Vegetables

Still Life with Vegetables was painted by Henri Matisse in 1905-6. Matisse painted this still life sometime between late 1905 and the beginning of 1906, when he still retained Neo-Impressionist blocks of color but also began to construct his pictures with flatter areas of color. With rhythmic brushstrokes, Matisse rendered space and objects alike in flat color planes. buy Henri Matisse still life  paintings

The green, white, and blue plate, the round red pitcher, and the yellow coffeepot are typical of pottery produced in the south of France. Similarly, the vegetables look as if they had just tumbled out of Matisse’s shopping basket after a trip to the local market. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 38.4 cm, Width: 46 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Henri Matisse Paintings Nasturtiums with the Painting

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Henri Matisse Paintings Nasturtiums with the Painting Dance

Nasturtiums with the Painting “Dance” was painted by Henri Matisse in 1912. Nasturtiums with the Painting “Dance” is the artist’s first version of this subject. The second, painted right after the first and now in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, was acquired by the great Russian collector Sergei Shchukin soon after it was finished. The Metropolitan Museum’s version was exhibited in the 1913 Armory Show in New York, Chicago, and Boston. It was one of the first works by Matisse to be viewed by a large American audience. buy Henri Matisse paintings online

Both versions are the same size and interpret the same tall image, a picture within a picture: Matisse’s earlier painting Dance (1909), horizontal in format, is seen close up and resting against a studio wall. In front of it, a large jar overflowing with nasturtiums sits on a sculptor’s turning table, while at the left, cropped by the picture’s margin, is a wooden chair with a blue-and-white striped cushion. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 191.8 cm, Width: 115.3 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Henri Matisse Paintings Reclining Odalisque

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Henri Matisse Paintings Reclining Odalisque

Reclining Odalisque (Harmony in Red) was painted by Henri Matisse in 1927. Odalisques were the most popular subject of Matisse’s Nice period, during the 1920s. They appear in diverse poses in innumerable canvases: reclining, lounging, seated, or standing, frequently with their arms raised or folded behind the head. buy Henri Matisse paintings

Dressed or semi-dressed in exotic attire, they are placed against a decorative background of richly patterned fabrics and oriental rugs and surrounded by oriental accoutrements. Matisse’s primary model for these depictions, from 1920 to 1927, was Henriette Darricarrière (born 1901), a young woman skilled in the arts of ballet, piano, violin, and painting who lived near Matisse’s studio. Henri Matisse famous paintings for sale

In his third-floor apartment at 1, Place Charles-Félix, Matisse arranged an “Oriental” alcove, equipped with a low couch, mirrors, decorative screens, and profusely patterned wall hangings, creating an atmosphere of reverie and exoticism reminiscent of the Moorish interiors he had seen in Morocco. The model’s sculpturesque body, languorously stretching on the couch, exudes sensuality and carnality, enhanced by the warm rosy red color scheme.  buy reproductions famous paintings

The mood of luxe, calme et volupté is clearly palpable. Yet, contemplating the work, one gets the impression that the artist somehow distanced himself from the erotic content of the picture while leaving the excitement of recognition to the viewer. Despite their attempt at authenticity, the paintings appear carefully staged and full of theatricality. The theme of odalisques during Matisse’s Nice period is central not only to his paintings, but also to his sculptures, drawings, and prints. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 38.4 cm, Width: 55 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Henri Matisse Paintings Laurette in a Green Robe

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Henri Matisse Paintings Laurette in a Green Robe

Laurette in a Green Robe (Black Background) was painted by Henri Matisse in 1916. Between December 1916 and the close of 1917, Matisse painted at least twenty-five pictures of an Italian model named Laurette. She also posed with her sister and a woman named Aïcha for some fifteen additional works by the artist. Sometimes Matisse depicted Laurette wide-awake, as in a series of close-up portraits, and at other times she is shown lounging languorously on a sofa. buy Henri Matisse paintings

Sometimes she wears the exotic costume or headdress of an odalisque. This painting, however, is different. Here, Laurette, in floppy slippers, without her usual decorative accessories, and undoubtedly nude under the voluminous green robe, appears to rest between sittings. Since there are no indications of the room or the surrounding space, the curvilinear shape of the plush Second Empire armchair envelops Laurette like a fluffy pink cloud upon which she seems to float like an earthy Madonna. famous paintings reproductions online

Matisse painted these pictures of Laurette in his fourth-floor studio at 19, Quai Saint-Michel in Paris, which was opposite police headquarters on the Île de la Cité across the Seine. As the artist’s son Pierre recalled, Laurette was somewhat unconventional and, during breaks from posing, would go to the open window for some air, oblivious to the fact that she was stark naked; at these times, the windows of the police station were filled with gawking men. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 73 cm, Width: 54.3 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Henri Matisse Paintings The Young Sailor

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Henri Matisse Paintings The Young Sailor

The Young Sailor was painted by Henri Matisse in 1906. Beginning in 1905, Matisse spent the summers—and sometimes even the winters—in Collioure and continued to do so intermittently until about 1914. It was in Collioure that the sitter for The Young Sailor, an eighteen-year-old local fisherman named Germain Augustin Barthélémy Montargès (1888–1938), caught his eye. Henri Matisse paintings for sale

In this second version of the painting, the contours have been sharpened, the forms are more defined, and the colors have been reduced to large, mostly flat areas of bright green, blue, and pink—a decorative style and palette adopted by Matisse from this point on.  buy reproductions famous paintings

Matisse also drastically altered the sailor’s mood and expression. His stylizing brush wiped off the earlier round-cheeked youthfulness of Germain’s face, replacing it with a masklike expression of savvy cunning from which a touch of licentiousness seems not absent. Germain’s rather theatrical looks and his colorful costume, set against the pink candy-colored ground, combine to make this work one of Matisse’s most decorative portraits in the Fauve manner. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 101.6 cm, Width: 83.2 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Henri Matisse Paintings Promenade among the Olive Trees

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Henri Matisse Paintings Promenade among the Olive Trees

Promenade among the Olive Trees was painted by Henri Matisse in 1905-6. Matisse painted this view of olive trees while at Collioure, a small fishing port on the Mediterranean near the Spanish border. At that time, early in his stay, he had not yet developed the Fauve style of constructing his pictures with flat areas of color. Henri Matisse famous paintings for sale

As shown here, he was still experimenting, combining Neo-Impressionist blocks of color and daubs and squiggles of pigment applied with variously sized brushstrokes. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 44.5 cm, Width: 55.2 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.