Ruth Leon recommends… Henri Matisse: A Master of the Modern Era – MIKOSartsRuth Leon recommends
Henri Matisse: A Master of the Modern Era – MIKOSarts
This is a beguiling documentary about the great post-impressionist master, Henri Matisse. Less stuffy and pedagogic than many similar educational videos, the presenter, Alistair Sooke, presents the life history and artistic directions of Matisse with clarity and understanding.
Sooke is the chief art critic of the Daily Telegraph and a frequent commentator on the visual arts for the BBC including this series, Modern Masters which also includes documentaries about Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso, all available, like this one, free on YouTube.