Matisse paintings are some of the brightest and most impressive to have come French art.
Henri Matisse was an exceptionally contemporary artist, bringing new ideas and styles into the art world at a time when France was starting to lead the way.
Ever since the impressionists of Claude Monet and the like, colours has been an important aspect within new art movements, as Matisse was one of the finest in their use.
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Henri Matisse's career was long and varied, with several different types of media making their way into his collection of best achievements.
Besides his oil on canvas paintings were also many pencil sketches which in many cases were study pieces in preparation for later large scale works.
Matisse himself struggled at time to get exposure for his work but was fortunate enough to gain support from a leading Russian art collector who was excited by the artist and chose to buy many of his paintings, helping to lift any financial strains off the painter.
Matisse paintings cover a broad serise of topics, he certainly didn't settle just on one approach as did artists such as Claude Monet who would almost entirely concentrate on landscape painting.
Matisse created many portraits as well as indoor scenes, such as the one above with an open window at the back of a room which itself was very bland but came alive in the painting once Matisse's colour and style choices had been added.
This foresight and ability to life the mundane was one of the talents of this French painter.
You will see from all of the paintings included within Matissepaintings.org that his frequent colours included reds and greens, with a normal focus on bold primary and secondary colours together which would always leave an eye-catching finish that it most cases worked brilliantly.
We have carefully chosen the best 25 paintings and drawings from Matisse's career and included them here within this homepage.
For those interested to study even more of his career titles, please check out the list further down the page which summarises the best 50 or so paintings and sketches to have from his full career.