Thursday, May 10, 2012

Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse

In room 21 we have been required to compare and contrast the two famous artists Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse’s paintings. We looked at ‘Sunflowers’ by Van Gogh and ‘La Musique’ by Matisse. These two very talented artists are well known around the world. Vincent Van Gogh had a very depressing life, and Henri Matisse had a regular life.The technique that they used to make their artwork come alive is very interesting.

First I had to look at Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’. He liked to use the style of Expressionism. In his artwork of the sunflowers they look dead and very fragile. His background looks dull and lazy. This artwork shows a lot of emotions that he has in him and used a lot of detail show it. He obviously took his time with the short and detailed vertical strokes. I also noticed that there was a lot of sunflowers that had no petals.

Secondly I had to carefully observe the painting of ‘La Musique’ by Henri Matisse. As I carefully looked at his artwork you could tell that the people were having a good time. And it showed that by the patterns and the colors that were going on in the background. There were different shapes and lines to show detail in his painting. They were bright and vibrant totally opposite to Van Gough’s piece of art. Henri Matisse took his time with putting detail in is entire artwork.

Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gough have a couple of similarities in their style of Art. In the ‘Sunflowers’ artwork it is very dull and has a sad and depressing feeling in it. But in ‘La Musique’ it contains of bright and vibrant colors which uplifts you and has a fun feeling in it. They both like to use the technique of short vertical strokes.

Matisse and Van Gough were both famous artists, however they had different lives. Vincent Van Gough became famous after life, but Matisse was famous through life. Van Gogh did not get to feel the fame but Matisse did. In conclusion I think that they both have very interesting styles of ways to paint and are very good artists.


  1. Hey Makerita,

    I really enjoyed reading that post about Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse. It had so much detail and had a variety of vocabulary. They are very good artists and I hope to see more work about other artists.


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