Henri Matisse And Jeannette Van Patten

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Henri Matisse was born in the nineteenth century and painted during the modern period, while Louie Van Patten is a contemporary artist, despite the large gap in their lives they both deal with similar ideas within their works. Mademoiselle Yvonne Landsberg by Henri Matisse and Sequence Study by Louie Van Patten show the different approach and techniques that artist from different generations use while depicting the movement of time within a work. Henri Matisse was born in Le Cateau-Cambresis, France in eighteen-sixty-nine; however, he did not start to paint until eighteen-eighty-nine after a brief health complications. At first Matisse painted still-lifes and landscapes in a traditional style, but after he visited Australian painter, John Peter Russell his style changed…show more content…
Although, the piece appears to have dark undertones it is not believed that the tension in Europe before the war was a contributing factor. Mademoiselle Yvonne Landsberg is believed to have been a piece in which Matisse was experimenting with new ideas and methods, as this painting appears to be very labor intensive and distinct from his other paintings. The aspects of the painting that are different from his other pieces are the muted color scheme- which seems to be emulating other cubist pieces, as well as the lines that protrude from the Mlle Landsberg - thought to be a depiction of her movement while the piece was being made. There are also multiple parts of the painting where Matisse scraped away layers of paint and leftbehind lines that are similar to the drawing and printmaking technique of cross-hatching; these lines appear in several other paintings that he also completed in nineteen-fourteen. Through the use of both the action lines and the paint that was scraped off Matisse allows the viewers to experience Mlle Landsberg movement throughout the duration of his painting

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