With his distinctly minimal flair and a passion for simple forms, a reproduction print of a Henri Matisse painting perfectly matches a range of sleek, stylized interiors. Our range of museum-quality Matisse canvases breath life into a body of work that is at home with any type of décor. Having studied in the studio of the great Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau, Matisse gradually became interested in Impressionism and discovered Gauguin, Cézanne, Van Gogh and Lautrec. Like Picasso, Matisse’s career straddled the new ideas at the cusp of the twentieth century, and like the Spanish master his works appear to create organic forms through the deft movements of his brush.
Using warm colors and organizing the elements of his paintings strictly, his paintings consist of large flat areas of bright color. The one true master of the Fauvist style and one of the greatest artists of his time, Matisse also devoted himself to sculpture, printmaking, collage and stained glass. In short, he knew that painting and interior decoration could live side by side.