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Henri Matisse

Let's explore Henri Matisse!

Henri Matisse
The Snail 1953
© Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2020

Matisse's Art in a sentence: 

Bright colours and simple shapes.


Matisse was a French artist that created lots of art in different ways including painting and sculpture. As he got older, Matisse started making collages like the one you can see  above. We focus on this area of his Art work in our Topic lessons. Let's find out how he did it! 


Matisse used scissors to cut out brightly coloured paper to make shapes, leaves, animals, flowers and dancers. Then he arranged them in a collage.


Look at the video below to find out more- it might surprise you to see just how big his collages are!

What do Henri Matisse's Collages Mean? | Tate Kids

We explore the world of the artist Henri Matisse and his cut-outs!

Listen to the clips below to find out all about Matisse's cut outs with the Museum of Modern art (MoMA) in New York's guide for kids! 

Matisse's Garden Book read aloud

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