Saturday, March 15, 2008

Matisse is another awesome free spirited artist that I love. His colour theory is an inspiration to me. I have actually drawn this as a self portrait.
Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869November 3, 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of color and his fluid, brilliant and original draughtsmanship. As a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but principally as a painter, Matisse is one of the best-known artists of the twentieth century. Although he was initially labeled as a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s, he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.[1] His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art