“Creativity takes courage.”
French painter, Henri Matisse, is considered to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He tells us that “Creativity takes courage,” and he should know! His flat shapes, expressive abstractions and vivid use of color was highly controversial in his day, earning him the label of “Fauve” or “wild beast”. In many ways, Matisse was “ahead of his time”. His bold expressions of creativity caused him great criticism. Yet today Matisse’s work is treasured and appreciated, and a source of inspiration for contemporary artists worldwide.
When we teach our students about artists like Matisse, we encourage them to take risks and respond to the world around them in new ways. Students and teachers alike will be inspired by the boundless imagination and courage of Henri Matisse and other great artists. Learn their stories, get inspired, be courageous, and share your own unique brand of creativity!
How do I assign this to google classroom? I’m trying to find ways to teach art from home since we have been shut down remotely due to Covid. Do you have art standards and full lesson plans with it being in the correct format?
Cheryl Trowbridge says
Hello! You can use the search bar or the drop-down menus on my site for access to lots of free art lesson plans. I also have more detailed lesson plans in my Teachers Pay Teachers store, although not in the exact format you’re referencing since they are used beyond any one state or country. My lessons are not specifically designed for digital learning, but perhaps you could share a link with your students and they could follow the directions if they had the materials at home. I hope that helps. Best of luck to you!