Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Henri Matisse (1869 -1954) were two of the 20th century’s most prominent and influential artists, each revolutionizing their fields and signifying what is most often associated with Modern art.
Picasso and Matisse lived and worked alongside one another, both friends and rivals, and are undoubtedly masters of their craft. The question is: Who do you prefer?
No matter which artist’s work speaks more to you, we’ve got collections of art by Saatchi Online artists inspired by the two greats. Check them out below!
As one of the most influential artists of all time, Picasso was a key figure in the Cubist movement, known for his famous Blue Period and his painting “Guernica,” which he painted in response to the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War. A celebrated artist even in his lifetime, he associated with several of the avant-garde movements in Paris and was a friend to many of his contemporaries.
A master of multiple forms, Matisse is best known for his paintings. His unique use of color to express emotion and discover the “essential character of things” is one of his trademarks. Two of his most famous paintings are “La Danse” (1910) and a study for that work, called “La Danse I” (1909). As the former was painted for a Russian patron, it is often associated with composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” the score to one of the most controversial ballets ever performed in Paris.
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