Henri Matisse Coloring Book

Henri Matisse Coloring Book
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Henri Matisse Coloring Book
$7.95ITEM #CB141
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One forty-eight page 8½ x 11" book with eighteen images to color. Each illustration is reproduced in a small, color version of the original artwork and as a full-page black line drawing.

Published by PomegranateKids®, an imprint of Pomegranate Communications.

Published with the Barnes Foundation.

ISBN 9780764962158
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Product Description

Pomegranate’s Henri Matisse coloring book features 18 line drawings based on original artwork by Henri Matisse. Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed. Click on the small picture to see an interior page.

Introduction
Far northern France is a gray, rainy place. Nothing could be more different from the paintings made by Henri Matisse, full of sunshine, joy, and bursts of color. Still, that gray land is where Matisse was born and grew up—how is that possible? Maybe the people who suffer the worst weather most appreciate and celebrate the best weather. Certainly they deserve big bouquets of the first blooms of spring. Matisse often painted flowers, and he also loved open windows, bright cloth, women dressed exotically. He did not follow the old rules about shading or careful proportions, choosing instead to make pictures by combining big areas of color. Those blues and reds and greens are shown inside the cover of this book, but you are invited to invent your own combinations when you color in the following pages.

The eighteen works in this coloring book are from the collection of the Barnes Foundation in Pennsylvania, established by Dr. Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts.”

Selections:

1. Young Girl on a Balcony over the Ocean (Jeune fille au balcon sur la mer), 1918
2. The Green Dress (La Robe verte), 1919
3. Domino Players (Les Joueuses de dominos), 1920—1921
4. Red Madras Headdress (Le Madras rouge), 1907
5. Still Life with Gourds (Nature morte aux coloquintes), 1916
6. Woman and Screen (La Femme au paravent), 1919
7. Head of a Young Girl (Tête de fillette), 1917
8. Chinese Casket (Le Coffret chinois), 1922
9. Woman Reclining, 1921
10. Three Sisters with an African Sculpture (Les Trois soeurs à la sculpture africaine), 1917
11. Three Sisters with Grey Background (Les Trois soeurs sur fond gris), 1917
12. Three Sisters and “The Rose Marble Table” (Les Trois soeurs à “La Table de marbre rose”), 1917
13. Two Young Girls in a Red and Yellow Interior (Deux fillettes, fond jaune et rouge), 1947
14. The Red Sofa (Le Canapé rouge), 1920—1921
15. Woman on a Red Sofa (Femme sur un canapé rouge), 1919—1920
16. The Music Lesson, 1917
17. Seated Riffian (Le Rifain assis), 1912
18. Figure with Bouquet, 1939

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