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									          Henri Matisse
           1860-1954



“Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct
                       carving.”


                               by Jessica Courtney, Brookview ES
How did he become an artist?
   1887 Once Matisse finishes school and
    gets a job at a law office. Matisse thinks
    law as boring, but he passes the test to
    become a lawyer with a very high score.
   Later, Matisse becomes very sick. He has
    to stay home for two years. During this time
    his mother buys him a set of paints. Soon
    after that, Matisse quits his job as a lawyer
    to become an artist.
Some of his art…
After years of painting…
Cut-paper Collages
Unity and Emphasis with shape and
color

								
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