Oct 3, 2014

Free Art History Curriculum: Henri Matisse

One of Matisse's most famous painting is "Goldfish"
Henri Matisse: b. December 31, 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambr├ęsis, France (find it on the globe) d. November 3, 1954 in Nice, France (find it on the globe)

Style: Fauve/Modern

See some of Matisse's most famous paintings here.  
NOTE: A lot of nudes come up in that Google search. If you'd prefer to pick and choose which Matisse paintings to show your children, be sure do this ahead of the lesson.

Be sure to give your child plenty of time to study each work of art. Ask: How is Matisse's work like the other artists you've studied? How is it different? How would you describe his use of color? Pattern? Shape? How do feel looking at his paintings?

* Biography of Henri Matisse
* Longer bio of Matisse
* Fun facts about Matisse
*Coloring page: Woman with a Hat
* Coloring page: Goldfish
* Coloring page: Madame Matisse
* Coloring page: La Musique
* Coloring page: Figure with Bouquet
* Inexpensive "Roll a Masterpiece" game
* Video: Matisse for Kids
* Video Matisse himself, making a paper cut out
* Video: Matisse for Children
* Activity: Make a collage inspired by Matisse
* Activity: Interior inspired by Matisse
* Activity: Drawing goldfish, like Matisse
* Activity: Creating your own Matisse-inspired "Goldfish"


Learn more about this free art history curriculum for kids, plus a list of all artists covered so far, by clicking here.

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