Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Comparison- Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso


Born 1881 October 25th, Pablo Picasso became the pioneer of Cubism. In the year 1900 Picasso visited France where he met Henri Matisse, they became lifelong friends. Henri Matisse was born 31 December 1869. Although they both experimented with similar styles of painting they each become pioneers of different artistic movements

Picasso’s ‘Weeping Women’ and Matisse’s ‘Woman with Hat’ both had a similar subjects but different themes .  Matisse’s piece of artwork is just neutral, neither sad nor happy. It is believed that ‘Woman with a Hat’ is Matisse’s wife. Picasso’s ‘Weeping Woman’ conveys the Spanish war and suffering. They are two very different paintings.

The hue and the value of the two are sort of different, but they have their similarities. Picasso’s colours were  vibrant however he mainly used yellow, with some green, black and white. Matisse used very unique colours. He was experimenting with colours for a new style of art he was trying out which was Fauvism, If you look closely you will see that Matisse has used some Red on the nose and Yellow on the neck which shows shading in different ways.

The two had very different ideas of the line and shape. Picasso went for a very vivid, jagged lines and the shapes he has picked to use looks like shattered glass pieces .  Otherwise Matisse used almost unseen lines rather his outline of shapes came through using different colours. It was very unique.

In conclusion therefore, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso had their similarities and differences. They had very different styles but still had some similar techniques. Art is art.

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