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Artist of the moment……Alex Matisse

 

Alex Matisse is the great grandson of the renown painter Henri Matisse and also a world renown clay potter. Alex Matisse was born in the year 1984. His family has been involved in the art world for many decades as his father Pierre Matisse was a gallery owner.

Matisse left college early to study privately with master potters Matt Jones and Mark Hewitt.

 

In this clip we view Alex Matisse at work decorating a plate:

Again we view the artist at work on a new piece!:

Alex Matisse formed his own company, East Fork Pottery which his based out of North Carolina. The company makes a wide variety of ceramic and clay items for purchase, below a link to the companies website.

http://eastforkpottery.com/

price range information: Sorry none available.

Its great to see another multiple generation of artists and gallery owners!

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Artist of the moment……Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse was born in the year 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambresis, France. The artist was a founding member of the Fauvist movement. Matisse was modernist in this technique and had a masterful sense and use of colour in his art. He originally attended college to become a lawyer. The artist then quit his goal of becoming a lawyer and wanted to become an artist. Matisse attended the Academie Julian and then the Ecole des Beaux Arts.

A key influence on the artist was the “primitive” or “naive” style of artwork that paid more attention to bright and bold colors rather than drawing or painting something in a highly realistic manner.

Henri Matisse was part of the Chicago Armory Show of 1913, already 100 years old.

Spent time in Paris and the southern countryside of France.

His hometown of Le Cateau-Cambresis, France has a museum built in honor of the artist. A link to this website is here:

At auction a work of the artist sold for $25 million dollars.

As you know I enjoy doing paper collage. In this clip we see Henri Matisse working on a paper collage! The quality isn’t the best, but I gathered some inspiration from it:

And in this clip a great selection of paper cut works by Henri Matisse:

In this clip a montage of works by Henri Matisse. I enjoyed the selection of portraits included in this clip:

In this clip we see the artist doing a sketch. He speaks in French, but still great to watch!

Henri Matisse passed away in 1954 at the age of 84 years old.

Part of many prominent museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

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