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Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse

Author: Gilles Néret; Henri Matisse; Josephine Bacon
Publisher: Köln ; New York : Taschen, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The extraordinary significance of the painter and sculptor Henri Matisse in the history of modern art, but also his influence, was no less decisive than that of his main rival, Pablo Picasso. Matisse is widely acknowledged as an artist whose canvases are extremely difficult to reproduce in print. With this in mind, each work presented here has been painstakingly compared with the respective original, in close  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Henri Matisse; Henri Matisse
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilles Néret; Henri Matisse; Josephine Bacon
ISBN: 3822865354 9783822865354 3822886440 9783822886441
OCLC Number: 43261029
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Illustrated endpapers.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 31 cm
Contents: Simplifying painting --
Fauve in paradise --
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde --
Oriental carpet --
Temptation of abstraction --
Nice, base of operations --
Harem of the Odalisques --
Monumental architecture of the dance --
Wise old man and the young Giantesses --
Light of desire --
Testament of Pharaoh --
Biography --
Bibliography --
List of paintings and sculptures.
Other Titles: Matisse
Responsibility: Gilles Néret ; [English translation, Josephine Bacon].


This introduction to the life and work of Matisse covers every aspect of his career, from the scandal of the Fauves to his travels in the East. A prominent aspect of the text is its visual insistence  Read more...


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