First Graders always love learning about Henri Matisse. When Maatisse first showed his paintings at gallery he was called a "Fauve" which translates from French as Wild Beast. Although most of us would consider this an insult, Matisse came to embrace this term. He love wild bold colors and patterns, he is also known for his use of thick black lines. So on our first day on this project we worked only in black painting our fish bowls, tables and lots of patterns. Then we returned to these paintings and added all the bright bold colors. I love tha just like a true Fauve painting our fish bowls almost get lost in a sea of pattern and color.