The Beasts of the Sea, Henri Matisse, 1950 Happy birthday to Henri Matisse, born on this date in 1869.

The Beasts of the Sea, Henri Matisse - National Gallery of Arm Washington, D. x 154 cm. gouache on paper, cut and pasted 1950

walls of Matisse’s studio at the Hôtel Régina, Nice

The Parakeet and the Mermaid with Venus, Blue Nude II, Standing Blue Nude, and the final mermaid inserted.

Cut Outs: Illustration from Jazz book series, by Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954).

Henri Matisse Collages - composition with red cross 1947 coloured gouache collage .

Henri Matisse ~ The Swimming Pool ~ Home and Studio

This spectacular exhibition is the largest and most extensive presentation of the artist's cut-outs ever assembled. Learn about Matisse's artistic process, explore his studios, and see the conservation effort for one of his major cut-outs.