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Henri Matisse received a legal degree in 1888. He realized it did not fit him almost at once. But his father was all for it. Leaving the law for art marks the beginning of his career.
Matisse could do other art forms, like printmaking and sculpting, but painting is where he dominated the art scene. He took up sculpture early in his career so that he could organize his thoughts and sensations when he was stuck in his painting.
Although his original recognition was based on his being a Fauvist, after a fifty year career, he became identified as a foremost figure in modern art, on par with Picasso.
The chief thing everyone remarks upon studying Matisse is his use of color. He took risks in color that no one had taken before. It was his mother who was his major color influence. She ran the section of the family shop that sold house paints. She made up customers' orders and advised on color schemes. She also was a very good painter on porcelain.
His mother was also the one who brought him paints for his recuperation from his appendix while he was working in law. After just a short while painting, he gave up the law. His mother was in favor of the change. His father was devastated.
He then proceeded to get educated in art. He studied at the leading edge studio of Gustave Moreau. He was introduced to the work of several artists who would be pivotal for developing his style. They were Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne and JMW Turner.
He started his Fauvist painting career with Paul Signac, who was the most well known Pointillist after Seurat. Thus his earliest Fauve paintings are combined with Pointillism. Ultimately he found himself more influenced by the style of his fellow Fauvist, André Derain, and dialed back the Pointillism.
As the Fauvist movement declined, Matisse was unaffected. He was constantly learning new things and adding them into his style. He next studied Algerian, Islamic and Moorish art, which made further alterations to his style.
Matisse also knew Picasso. Matisse was 11 years older but they became friends while remaining rivals. Picasso and Matisse are often compared with one another. They both became known as modern artists of the 20th century. Matisse used nature as his inspiration whereas Picasso relied on his imagination.
Both Picasso and Matisse profited from their association with Gertrude Stein and her wealthy family. They both attended the Stein salon functions. Both were heavily collected by the Steins.
Matisse’s family life could often be the turbulent one of the artist, overly obsessed in his work while shutting out his family. He and his wife permanently separated after 41 years of marriage. His relationships with his daughter, two sons and grandchildren strengthened as the years went on.