Henri Matisse - His bold use of color and shape in his paper cutouts expose the children to a new medium and style of art. In their classrooms, the children create masterpiece cutouts of their own using a sea motif.
Visitor Bonny Standing / French artist Frederique Morrel has a mission to rescue the dying art of embroidery by giving it a contemporary twist. Deer, unicorn, foxes and bunnies shed their hides in exchange for a new skin of vintage tapestries to become esoteric and wonderfully original pieces.
Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism.
E.A. Séguy, a French artist, created these prints of insects in the 1920s and sold them in pattern books to others who might use them for inspiration in coming up with designs for textiles or wallpaper. Like other work in the Art Nouveau tradition, Seguy's images look to nature for inspiration, adopting a...