Sixth class have been studying the career of Henri Matisse, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Matisse was renowned for his expressive painting often without regard for the natural colours of the subject. Matisse’s work contained aggressive brush strokes and bold primary colours.
In the 1940s, Matisse began creating cut paper collages. He called this new technique ‘painting with scissors’. His cut paper collages demonstrated his eye for colur and geometry in a simple yet powerful way. In class, we copied Matisse’s painting with scissors technique and produced artwork inspired by his famous ‘Dancers’ piece.