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Inspired by Matisse

Henri Matisse, one of the greatest names of art history, has unsurprisingly served as inspiration to endless contemporary artists. Broad in his choice of subject, he is well known for his unique style of painting nude figures, as well as interior scenes and abstract patterns. As one of the leaders of Fauvism, alongside André Derain, Matisse honed a style that celebrated colour and the notion of paintings being just that, rather than representations of reality. No doubt inspired by his sunny surroundings in the South of France, Matisse's paintings mirror the relaxed way of life there, making them exceedingly attractive pieces to have in your interior. Later on in his life when he was no longer able to paint, his artistic spirit was reincarnated through his bold, collage works, most notably The Sheaf and The Snail.

His artistic qualities from throughout his career have been reinterpreted by artists the world over, continuing his vision yet giving it a 21st century twist.

The fluid pencil strokes of Matisse's nudes are an example of the elegance that can be achieved in this universal genre. Whether they are simply graphite on paper or collage on canvas, the artist evokes an otherworldly quality to this most human artform. Our artists Emile Deschler and Giuseppe del Debbio have certainly captured that softness and grace in their drawings.

Something that is unmistakably Matisse will always be his lack of fear when using combining vivid colour and striking pattern, be it in his paintings or collage pieces. Continuing this style are Karina Bisch, Lionel Borla and Luigi Montanarini, who create vibrant and expressive compositions which take on a life of their own.

Meanwhile, a little more subdued and thought-provoking are his portraits and interior or still life studies. The Open Window is one of his most well known works, the epitome of Fauvism, with its visible brushstrokes and colours of Collioure. Similarly, artists such as Diane Bellier and Lusine Abrahamyan, have perfectly echoed that same spirit, the latter even including a blue nude in her artwork Me inside me.

Finally, they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… Discover Catherine Théry's humorous take on Matisse's iconic The Dance, transporting it into a Barbie world, distinctly Matisse but from a whole new perspective.

There you have it, if you're enamoured by the great Fauvist, invite a piece of his artistic vision into your interior with our Inspired by Matisse collection. You'll feel like you're in Nice in no time...

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Lionel Borla, Hommage à Marseille., Print

Lionel Borla

Hommage à Marseille., 2018
19.7 x 13.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 222

Our recommendations Henri Matisse, Nu assis dans un fauteuil, une jambe repliée, Print

Henri Matisse

Nu assis dans un fauteuil, une jambe repliée, 1922
15.3 x 10.1 x 0 inch
Print

$ 25,238

Joël Froment, Hommage à Matisse II, Print

Joël Froment

Hommage à Matisse II, 2016
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$ 357

Jean-Paul Moscovino, Inter Lude 3/8 - sculpture, Sculpture

Jean-Paul Moscovino

Inter Lude 3/8 - sculpture, 2012
10.6 x 11 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 1,748

Richard Gower, Blue Nude, Hand Crafted Clay Sculpture, Sculpture

Richard Gower

Blue Nude, Hand Crafted Clay Sculpture, 2020
13 x 33 x 5 inch
Sculpture

$ 400

Apostolos Chantzaras, Bouquet with Orange Background, Drawing

Apostolos Chantzaras

Bouquet with Orange Background, 2018
51.2 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$ 3,940

Ekaterina Popova, Morning Coffee, Painting

Ekaterina Popova

Morning Coffee, 2019
30 x 24 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 3,447

Emile Deschler, Nude, Drawing

Emile Deschler

Nude, 1970
24.4 x 18.9 x 0.1 inch
Drawing

$ 345

Erró, Tribute to Matisse & Picasso, Print

Erró

Tribute to Matisse & Picasso, 1994
11.8 x 9.1 inch
Print

$ 183

Ziegler T, My Kid Just Ruined My Matisse (AP Special Handfinish), Painting

Ziegler T

My Kid Just Ruined My Matisse (AP Special Handfinish), 2016
29.9 x 22 inch
Painting

$ 431

Our recommendations Etienne Quesnay, Feu Follet, Drawing

Etienne Quesnay

Feu Follet, 2019
12.2 x 9.1 inch
Drawing

$ 492

Spaco, Madame Matisse, Painting

Spaco

Madame Matisse, 2019
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 209

Stéphane Gautier, Mini Collector Le matin d'après Matisse, Photography

Stéphane Gautier

Mini Collector Le matin d'après Matisse, 2019
5.1 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$ 739

Alice de Miramon, Blue Siren, Painting

Alice de Miramon

Blue Siren, 2016
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$ 923

Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Maisons champêtres, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Maisons champêtres, 2016
35 x 45.7 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 3,078

Brigitte Thonhauser-Merk, Dialog Mit Matisse, Painting

Brigitte Thonhauser-Merk

Dialog Mit Matisse, 2006
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 2,462

Henri Matisse, La Danseuse sur un Tabouret, Print

Henri Matisse

La Danseuse sur un Tabouret, 1927
25.4 x 18.3 x 0 inch
Print

$ 32,625

Henri Matisse, Jeune Hindoue, Print

Henri Matisse

Jeune Hindoue, 1929
15.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

$ 46,783

Joël Froment, Hommage à Matisse I, Print

Joël Froment

Hommage à Matisse I, 2016
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$ 357

Joël Froment, Hommage à Matisse III, Print

Joël Froment

Hommage à Matisse III, 2016
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$ 357

Apostolos Chantzaras, Roses for You, Drawing

Apostolos Chantzaras

Roses for You, 2018
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$ 3,447

Isabelle Lebret, Méditation, Painting

Isabelle Lebret

Méditation, 2019
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 1,724

Giuseppe del Debbio, Nude, Drawing

Giuseppe del Debbio

Nude, 2012
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Drawing

$ 1,108

Jean-Michel Zazzi, Henri Matisse - portrait au bonnet et à l'air revêche, Painting

Jean-Michel Zazzi

Henri Matisse - portrait au bonnet et à l'air revêche, 2019
45.3 x 30.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 1,170

Gernot Kissel, Blond Nude, Painting

Gernot Kissel

Blond Nude, 2006
51.2 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 14,927

Jeroen Erosie, Almost legible V, Painting

Jeroen Erosie

Almost legible V, 2017
11.7 x 16.5 inch
Painting

$ 1,219

Ekaterina Popova, Coffee with You, Painting

Ekaterina Popova

Coffee with You, 2019
30 x 24 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 2,955

Diane Bellier, Nice, Painting

Diane Bellier

Nice, 2018
28.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$ 2,462

Andrea Vandoni, La Danse, Painting

Andrea Vandoni

La Danse, 2018
39.4 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 7,387

Catherine Théry, Transe poétique - Hommage à Henri Matisse, Photography

Catherine Théry

Transe poétique - Hommage à Henri Matisse, 2016
35.4 x 45.3 x 2 inch
Photography

$ 3,570

Gernot Kissel, Blue nude, Print

Gernot Kissel

Blue nude, 2001
35.4 x 24 inch
Print

$ 814

Neal Turner, Bath, Painting

Neal Turner

Bath, 2017
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 1,847

Gernot Kissel, Portrait Anna, Painting

Gernot Kissel

Portrait Anna, 2005
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 13,434 $ 14,927

Lusine Abrahamyan, Me inside me, Painting

Lusine Abrahamyan

Me inside me, 2015
31.5 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$ 1,600

Anna Bresoli, Reminiscencias III, Photography

Anna Bresoli

Reminiscencias III, 2018
13.8 x 18.1 inch
Photography

$ 1,724

Erró, Tribute to Matisse & Picasso, Print

Erró

Tribute to Matisse & Picasso, 1994
11.8 x 9.1 inch
Print

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Thélo, Danseuse / Hommage à Matisse, Drawing

Thélo

Danseuse / Hommage à Matisse, 2020
11.8 x 7.9 x 0 inch
Drawing

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Luigi Montanarini, Untitled, Print

Luigi Montanarini

Untitled, 1970
25.2 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

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Gernot Kissel, Sonja and Dog Peper sleeping, Print

Gernot Kissel

Sonja and Dog Peper sleeping, 1995
27.6 x 22 x 0.8 inch
Print

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