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Henri Matisse. Around April 1906 he met Pablo Picasso, who was 12 years younger than Matisse. The two became lifelong friends as well as rivals and are often compared; one key difference between them is that Matisse drew and painted from nature, while Picasso was much more inclined to work from imagination. The subjects painted most frequently by both artists were women and still life, with Matisse more likely to place his figures in fully realized interiors.

Henri Matisse - Seated Odalisque, oil on canvas, 73 x 60 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Española con pandero - Matisse

Henri Matisse "Espagnole au tambourin" Another huge inspiration of mine. One of the first artists I researched in primary school

Henri Matisse | 1869-1954, France, Fauvisme | Femme dans un Manteau Violet, 1937

“Femme au manteau violet (Woman in a purple coat),” Henri Matisse [Museum of Fine Arts, Houston]

'Zulma' (1950) by Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse (French, Zulma, early Gouache on paper, cut and pasted. 93 x 52 x 133 cm). Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen.

Henri Matisse - Odalisque

The 1921 Henri Matisse painting Odalisque is among the 139 pieces of art Dutch museums have now identified as likely having been taken forcibly from Jewish owners.

Henri Matisse, Woman Seated in an Armchair, 1940

Henri Matisse Woman Seated in an Armchair, 1940 Given in loving memory of her husband, Taft Schreiber, by Rita Schreiber

Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954)  Nasturtiums with the Painting "Dance" I, 1912  Oil on canvas; 75 1/2 x 45 3/8 in. (191.8 x 115.3 cm)  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982 (1984.433.16)  © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Nasturtiums with the Painting "Dance", 1912 Henri Matisse (French, Oil on canvas