Picasso Vs Matisse

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Comparing the Artistic Works of Cézanne, Matisse, and Picasso The beginning of the 20th century marked a transition from rural and agrarian based lifestyles to the urbanized and industrial based society that exists today. This rapid change in social ways of life introduced new ways of thinking about and reacting to society’s modern aesthetics. In regards to the creation of new ways of thinking for the modern era, the realm of art was not left out of this. New artistic styles such as impressionism, post-impressionism, cubism, surrealism, and many other styles, introduced new ways of creating artwork for the modern period. This essay will discuss three paintings of this period, namely Henri Matisse’s Bonheur de Vivre (1906), Pablo Picasso’s …show more content…
This further innovation can be seen in Henri Matisse’s Bonheur de Vivre (1906), who also applies his own perspective to the naked human figure, straying further away from correct anatomical representation. The figures in Bonheur de Vivre are like that of ghosts, possessing spontaneously curvy bodies, some without facial features, yet still expressing a humanity of their own. The colors of their skin are unnatural like the trees, fields and sky that surrounds them, yet still their nature is recognizable to the eye of the …show more content…
According to both Matisse and Picasso, Paul Cézanne was considered “the father” of the new artists of the 20th century, bridging a gap between the traditions of the past and the emergent styles of the modern period (Wikipedia, 2015). Where Paul Cézanne began with his illusory anatomical representations of the human body, Matisse and Picasso continued, building upon the human representations of Cézanne, yet breaking free from that same style through the use of Fauvist and Cubist elements, thus beginning movements of their own. This constant push beyond the limitations of traditional art still continues throughout our postmodern era, and without artists such as Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso, such artistic innovations would not have been

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