Henri Matisse's Art (research)
- Henri Matisse was a revolutionary and influential artist of the early 20th century, best known for the expressive color and form of his Fauvist style.
- Matisse was known for his use of pure colors as well as the white of exposed canvas that created a light-filled atmosphere in his Fauve paintings.
- In his art, Matisse commonly used contrasting areas of color.
- His collection of art included painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic arts, paper cutouts, and book illustration.
- Matisse's art most commonly featured landscapes, still life, portraitures, domestic and studio interiors, but he mostly focused on the female body.
- Vast in scale (though not always in size), lush and rigorous in color, his cutouts are among the most admired and influential works of Matisse's entire career.
- In the late 1940s, Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to cut paper as his primary medium, and scissors as his chief implement, introducing a radically new operation that came to be called a cut-out.