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COLOR YOUR OWN
Matisse
Paintings
Muncie Hendler
DOVER PUBLICATIONS, INC.
Mineola, New York
NOTE
Henri Matisse was born on December 31, 1869,
at Le Cateau in Picardy, France. He first began to
paint while recovering from appendicitis when he
was 20 years old. In 1891, he abandoned his early
studies in law and moved to Paris to become an
artist. Matisse attended the Academie Julian and
the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, visited museums, and
learned from other painters. In 1898 he married
Amelie Parayre and traveled to London and to
Corsica, where he was influenced by the
Mediterranean sunlight and color. The impact of
his trip to the Mediterranean can be seen in many
of his works including The Moorish Cafe (page 4).
In 1905 Matisse's works were exhibited at the
Salon d'Automne, along with the works of other
artists such as Derain and Rouault. Paris critic Louis
Vauxcelles called the group les fauves ("the wild
beasts") for their violent use of color to stir emo-
tions. Matisse was the most famous representative
of the movement known as Fauvism. During his
career, he also produced murals, book illustrations,
sculpture, and collages. In 1941, after being bedrid-
den by an operation, Matisse focused on what he
called "drawing with scissors." Working with a
crayon attached to a bamboo pole, or directing his
assistants on the proper placement of a cutout,
Matisse created collages with colored paper. These
paper cutouts were first painted with opaque water-
color, a technique called gouache. His book, Jazz
(1947), is a collection of these collages. Matisse died
on November 3, 1954, at Nice, France.
Included in this book are 30 Matisse paintings
and cutouts, offering a tantalizing look into the
career of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth
century. Use your own creativity and imagination to
color in these masterpieces, or follow the color
schemes used by Matisse (shown on the inside front
and back covers).
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Dover Publications, Inc.
All rights reserved under Pan American and International Copyright Conventions.
Bibliographical Note
Color Your Own Matisse Paintings is a new work, first published by Dover
Publications, Inc., in 1998.
International Standard Book Number: 0-486-40030-1
Manufactured in the United States of America
Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, N.Y. 11501
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5. Odalisque with a Red Coat. 1937. Oil on canvas.
6. The Dream. 1940. Oil on canvas.
7. Icarus. 1943. Stencil.
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18. Red Interior, Still Life on a Blue Table. 1947. Oil on canvas.
19. Large Red Interior. 1948. Oil on canvas.
20. The Beasts of the Sea. 1950. Gouache cutouts.
21. Creole Dancer. 1950. Gouache cutouts.
22. The Sword Swallower. 1943^6. Stencil.
23. Young Woman in White, Red Background. 1944. Oil on canvas.
24. Zulma. 1950. Stencil.
25. Chinese Fish. 1951. Gouache cutouts.
26. Blue Nude I. 1952. Gouache cutouts
27.
Nuit de Noel.
1952.
Gouache
cutouts.
28. Memory of Oceania. 1952-53.
Gouache cutouts
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Color Your Own
MATISSE
Paintings
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Muncie
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One of the most important modern painters, Henri Matisse helped launch the turn-of-
the-century art movement known as Fauvism. Favoring the use of violent hues calcu-
lated to stir the emotions of viewers, Matisse and the other Fauvists ("wild beasts")
turned their passion for pure color into an art revolution, creating innovative works of
vivid intensity.
With this unique coloring book, artists, art lovers, would-be painters, and anyone with
an interest in modern art can gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Matisse's
works. Included are 30 carefully drawn black-and-white reproductions of works from
the artist's long and prolific career, including such masterpieces as Blue Nude I,
La Dame, and Icarus, as well as Chinese Fish, Zulma, Nuit de Noel, The Circus,
The Sword Swallotver, and paintings that reflect Mediterranean influences: The Thou-
sand and One Nights and The Moorish Cafe. Captions identify each work.
( lolorists can select hues from their own palettes to bring these remarkable paintings to
life or follow Matisse's own color schemes. Whatever approach is used, coloring book
fans as well as art students and enthusiasts will revel in this opportunity to explore the
mastery of color, imagination and artistic ideas of a giant of modern art.
Original Dover (1998) publication. 30 black-and-white illustrations. 30 full-color illus-
trations on covers. Captions. H'A x 11. Paperbound.
Free Dover Full-Color Children's Book Catalog (59071-2) available upon request.
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