Henri Matisse - Dance 1909-1910

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Are rules made to be broken? With Dance Henri Matisse broke al established rules of genre, esthetics, harmony, order and form, paving the way for the development of modern art.

Henri Matisse (1869–1954) is a French artist, most famous for his use of color in his paintings. In this video we’ll discuss “Dance” and “Music”, a pair of monumental paintings Matisse made for Russian businessman Sergey Shchukin.

In this video we’ll first take a look at the painting itself. What do we see? What can we say about the composition and ordonnance? After this visual analysis we’ll go into the interpretations.

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