Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors (Smart about Art Series


Author: O'Connor, Jane/ Hartland, Jessie (ILT)
ISBN: 9780448425191 Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Keesia and Henri Matisse have the same birthdayÑNew YearÕs Eve! ThatÕs why she picks him for her artist report. She finds out that over his long career Matisse made paintings, sculpture, books, costumes, and her favoriteÑhis cut-outs, or what Matisse called Òdrawing with scissors.Ó The report is filled with about 20 of MatisseÕs masterpieces as well as artwork that Keesia has created in his ÒstyleÓ (cut-out leaves, drawings through windows, fauvist animals). As she follows Matisse through his life she discovers why he is considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.

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