Thursday, May 27, 2010

Henri Matisse "Drawing with scissors."

Henri Matisse was born in Cateau-Cambresis, France in 1869.  Unlike other artists, he didn't know he wanted to be an artist when he was young.  Matisse was studying to be a lawyer when he became sick with appendicitis and his mother bought him a set of paints to occupy his time while he recovered.  Within a few years he gave up law and became a painter.  Matisse loved to use bold color.  Toward the end of his life, he became too sick to paint so he cut shapes out of paper and arranged them (by himself or through the use of an assistant) in a collage.  He called this "drawing with scissors". 
We used several books for the above information and if you are interested in finding more information on Matisse or any other famous artists please click here.
Our project today came from The Usborne ART Treasury book called  Colorful Collage which puts Matisse's "drawing with scissors" into action.


Catherine said...

how much fun!!! can't wait to see all of you artists in Austin!!!! xoxoxox

Lesli said...

Molly - check out my blog, I gave you an award!!

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