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20 Famously Colorful Works of Art From Henri Matisse

 Henri Emile Benoit Matisse, better known as Henri Matisse, was a French draughtsman, sculptor, printmaker, and painter. He was born in 1869 in a commune called Le Cateau-Cambrésis, located in the Nord department of France. He first began to dabble in painting when he was 20, working with supplies purchased by his mother. He found solace in painting that he would later describe as "a kind of paradise". After 2 years of playing with paints, Matisse went to Paris to study art. 

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, Self-Portrait in a Striped T-shirt, 1906

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

For over a decade, Matisse continued to expand his network of artist friends and his portfolio, trying out different styles like Fauvism and using bold colors. It was at the start of the 20th century that Matisse met Pablo Picasso, a younger artist who would come to rise in the ranks with him and become his lifelong friend and artistic rival. Matisse perfected his craft over the decades, adding print-making, sculpting, and architectural design to his list of achievements. 

This great artist passed away at the age of 84, leaving his imprint behind on over a thousand works of art, each more beautiful than the last. Here are some of the most magnificent masterpieces left behind by this expert artist.

1. The Luxembourg Gardens, 1901

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, The Luxembourg Gardens, 1901

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

2. The Green Stripe, 1905 

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, The Green Stripe, 1905

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

3. Still Life With Dance, 1909 

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, Still Life With Dance, 1909

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

4. The Open Window, 1905 

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, The Open Window, 1905

(By AgnosticPreachersKid, Wikipedia)  

5. The Red Studio, 1911 

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, The Red Studio, 1911

(Flickr)  

6. Les Toits de Collioure (View of Collioure), 1905 

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, Les toits de Collioure    (View of Collioure), 1905

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

7. Woman Reading, 1895

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, Woman Reading, 1895

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

8. The Conversation, 1911

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, The Conversation, 1911

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

9. Le Mur Rose (Landscape, the Pink Wall), 1898 

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, Le Mur Rose (Landscape, the Pink Wall), 1898

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

10. The Dessert: Harmony in Red (The Red Room), 1908 

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, The Dessert: Harmony in Red (The Red Room), 1908

(Wikipedia)  

11. The Plum Blossoms, 1948 

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, The Plum Blossoms, 1948

(Wikipedia)  

12. Woman with a Hat, 1905 

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, Woman with a Hat, 1905

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

13. The Joy of Life, 1905

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, The Joy of Life, 1905

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

14. Still Life with Geraniums, 1910

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, Still Life with Geraniums, 1910

(Flickr)  

15. Odalisque, 1920-1921

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, Odalisque, 1920-1921

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

16. A Glimpse of Notre-Dame in the Late Afternoon

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, A Glimpse of Notre-Dame in the Late Afternoon

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

17. The Red Carpet, 1906 

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, The Red Carpet, 1906

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

18. The Music Lesson, 1917 

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, The Music Lesson, 1917

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

19. Woman In A Purple Coat, 1937 

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, Woman In A Purple Coat, 1937

(Wikipedia)  

20. Luxury, Calm and Pleasure, 1904 

Beautiful and famous paintings by 19th and 20th century artist Henri Matisse, Luxury, Calm and Pleasure, 1904

(By Henri Matisse, Wikipedia)  

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