Penn Art History 102: Close Look: Henri Matisse, “Le Bonheur de Vivre” (1905-1906)

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Henri Matisse’s Le Bonheur de Vivre (1905-06), also known as The Joy of Life, opens the stage for 20th Century French art. Critics called Matisse and his friend André Derain “Les Fauves” which meant “wild beasts” for their anti-naturalistic and bold expressionism.[1] This new…

Penn Art History 102: Close Look: Henri Matisse, “Le Bonheur de Vivre” (1905-1906)

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