Thursday 9th July

Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your Art week!

Today we will find out about the artist, Henri Matisse. He is considered to be one of the leading figures of Modern Art as his art work influenced many artists during the 20th century. Some of his paintings were sold for over $20 million! Read this factsheet to find out more…Matisse


Can you find the word debt in the text? Find out what it means.

Can you find the word somber? Find out what it means. (This word can also be spelt as sombre)

Can you answer these questions:

  1. Where was Matisse born?
  2. How did he start painting?
  3. Which artist influenced him to change his style?
  4. What made Matisse go into debt?
  5. How did this affect his work?
  6. When did Matisse meet Pablo Picasso?
  7. What did Matisse call his technique of creating paper collages?

Here are some of Matisse’s paper collages:

Matisse: Drawing with Scissors Exhibition at Lady Lever Art GalleryPhotos: Henri Matisse Cutouts: The Joy of 'Painting With Scissors'The Red Spot at the Puerta del Sol

The one on the right is of Icarus, a Greek mythological figure. He is shown on a rich blue background with striking yellow sunbursts around him. You could take a look at this simple version of the Greek myth ‘Icarus and Daedalus’ told through dance. It starts when they are both in prison (put there by King Minos) for helping the Queen and their daughter, Ariadne.  Icarus and Daedalus

Maths: Please continue with White Rose Maths, Day 4 Thursday maths y3   Answers

Mrs Gwyther will post your Arty Afternoon Activity.