J’irai à ce que j’ai voulu, sans remord (Variant V)

Author: Henri Matisse

Title: J’irai à ce que j’ai voulu, sans remord (Variant V)

Period: 20th Century

Date:: 1944

Technique: Linoleum

Dimensions: 9,6 x 7,2

Series number: 96/100

Registry number: GE-360

Henri Matisse

Le Cateau-Cambrésis (Francia), 1869

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of color and his fluid and original draughtsman ship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter.

Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labeled a Fauve, by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of color and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.

He first started to paint in 1889, after his mother brought him art supplies during a period of convalescence following an attack of appendicitis. He discovered “a kind of paradise” as he later described it, and decided to become an artist, deeply...

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