Radical Invention

The Matisse you didn't know, now at MoMA

Article: The Matisse you didn't know, now at MoMA

Though Henri Matisse is one of the most well known artists of all time, widely considered one of the three seminal artists of the 20th century (along with Picasso and Duchamp), the work he produced from 1913-1917 is the least studied and arguably most innovative of his career. 1913 falls several years after his popular fauvist period, a style he would return to later in life, and marks the beginning of an experimental time during which he allowed the mark of the artist or “the means of making” to show in the finished canvas.