Henri’s Scissors

Henris Scissors

Title:  Henri’s Scissors

Author:  Jeanette Winter

Summary:

An elderly Henri Matisse becomes bed-ridden after a serious illness but his creativity cannot be held back! This whimsical biography details Henri’s perseverance in finding new ways to create art from his bed or wheelchair. He uses painted paper and scissors to create large collages which require help from assistants. He even uses a long pole with chalk tied to the end to draw on his ceiling! How long of a pole would you need to reach the ceiling of your bedroom? How large must his paper be to cover his bed as the illustrations show?

Curriculum Connections:

Perseverance

Art

Biography

Color

Shapes

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