While French painters are often commonly associated with Impressionism, there is no shortage of famous, more modern French painters.
One of the best-known painters of the 20th century, Matisse is considered one of the three fundamental artists of the modern movement. A man of many talents, he was also a sculptor, engraver and draftsman. His paintings are known for their rich use of color.
Pierre Bonnard was a post-modernist painter who is best known for his biographical works. His wife is a frequent subject in his paintings. Interestingly, Bonnard didn't paint directly from his subjects, but rather drew or photographed the subject first, took notes on the colors, and then created the painting from his notes and sketches.
Rouault originally made his debut as a glass painter and is considered a fawn and expressionist painter. His paintings feature heavy black contour lines and many suggest this was the influence of his glass painting in his work.
Maurice is best known for his contributions to abstract art. It has permanent facilities in London and at its former home in France. Her favorite themes tend to be religious subjects, and portraits of mother and child. His theories later contributed to Fauvism and Cubism and he is considered a major painter of the abstract movement.
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