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Alex Newman

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Art Exploration: Doodle Matisse

Explore the work of French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Painter, draftsman, and collagist, Matisse was a central actor in the Post-Impressionist art movement in France. He was noted as one of the greatest colorists of the 20th century, with his innovative use of contrasting pure colors, as opposed to the shading typical of earlier impressionist artists. The result of this are bright and often cheerful works, reflecting his goal that his art be “devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.” 1. Tap to visit the interactive Doodle Matisse activity. 2. Select an artwork and explore through adding your own colour and design. 3. Take a screenshot of your final artwork and upload to 4. Add 5. Tap 6. Tap to write about Matisse's art, and your digital art experience. 7. Tap to submit.

5th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade, Digital Citizenship, Art
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Extend this activity with peer critiques of artworks.