Картините на Henri Matisse – хармония на цвят и форма

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) е един от любимите ми художници. Без да познавам добре работата му като скулптор, винаги съм се възхищавала на картините му, стъклописите му и работите му, изрязани от хартия.

Matisse е един от знаковите художници на 20ти век, който създава абсолютно нова и модерна визия за изобразителното изкуство.

Ведно с Picasso, Анри Матис създава и развива художествените стилове фовизъм и кубизъм, със свой собствен почерк и невероятен усет за цвят и форма.

Мекотата на характера му, отношението му към живота и хората могат да бъдат усетени във всяка от работите му.

В картините му от Ориенталския му фовистки период съжителстват в перфектна хармония ярки цветове, комбинирани с гладки и меки форми на телата и обектите. Ролята на класическата геометрична перспектива е изместена от дълбочината на цвета и мекотата на формите. Работите на Matisse от този период ни потапят в мечтание, успокояват. Трудно е да откъснем погледа си от картините. Оставаме спокойни и замечтани дори и след като като престанем да ги гледаме.

С възрастта, Матис започва да работи в стил кубизъм, като отново тук характерно за неговите картини е невероятната синергия на цвят  и форма. С времето, постепенно неговите творби се изчистват от детайли във формата, а цветовете става по-дълбоки, по-наситени. Уникалното при Matisse е, че чистите форми и цветове не създават абсолютно никакво напрежение при възприемането на картината.

Хармония, нежност, мъдрост – това е за мен Henri Matisse.

За илюстрация на впечатленията си, избрах да ви покажа картината му „Синият прозорец“. Можете да разгледате негови работи в Уикиарт.

Henri Matisse – the path of the olive trees

For two days I have been looking again at the paintings of Henri Matisse (1869-1954), which are available in Wikiart – almost 1000. I can’t stop marvelling at how so many of his works are among my favourite paintings.

I like Henri Matisse works from all periods of his life – his youth entry into the deep forest of art, his fruitful Parisian period, when he created his name of a great artist with an own style, his work from the period in Nice, his unusual and so memorable works with cut paper.

I can stop wondering how deeply his works touch me. They provoke my deepest emotions. Sometimes they make me happy. Sometimes they make me sad. They make me intensively think and ask questions.

Most of his life Matisse spent in southern France, on the French Riviera where he moved in 1917 year. The road of olive trees is painted in 1920 year.

I love olive trees. I love their softness and the flexibility of their curves. I like the way they reflect the wind in their poses.

The road passes through an olive grove, but only the trees near it are on the painting. The trees on both sides of the road are slightly inclined to the left. Probably the sea is to the right of the grove and the wind has blown from the sea for decades.

The trees on both sides of the road seem to be trying to talk each to other.

Do you feel how the trees on the left whisper something to that on the right? Both rows seem to want to touch each other, but they can’t. Even their shadows can’t.

Are the white, yellow and green on the ground reflections of the sunlight or rather, the moon is peeping between the tree branches?

There are many functions of art. One such function is to provoke us to think and feel.

Great artists are therefore great because their paintings seem to perform this function so well that their works make us feel real and bring us back to the roots of ourselves.

You may have a look at his works in Wikiart.

The harmony of colour and shape in the works of Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) is one of my favourite artists. Without knowing well his work as a sculptor, I have always admired his paintings, stained glass works and his late works of cut colour paper.

Matisse is one of the flag artists of 20th century, who created completely new and modern vision of fine art.

Along with Picasso, Matisse created and developed to perfection the artistic styles Fauvism and Cubism, leaving his own individual approach and an incredible flair for shape and colour.

The softness of his character and attitude to life reflect in each of his works.

In his paintings from the Oriental fauvist period coexist in perfect harmony vivid colours, combined with smooth and soft shapes of bodies and objects. The role of the classical geometric perspective is replaced by the depth of colour and softness of the shape. Matisse works from this period immerse us in a dreamy and relaxing atmosphere. It’s hard to take our eyes off the paintings. We remain relaxed and keep dreaming even after we stop looking at them.

With the age, Matisse began working in the Cubism style, but also here distinctive feature of his works is the exclusive synergy of shape and colour. Gradually his works got cleared of details in the form, and the colours became saturated and deep. The unique thing about Matisse is that pure shapes and clear colours does not create any tension in the perception of the art.

Harmony, softness and wisdom. This is for me, Henri Matisse.

You can take a look at Blue Window and many other Matisse works in the collection of MoMA museum.