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Matisse and the subject of modernism

Matisse and the subject of modernism

Author: Alastair Wright
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Focusing on the period 1905-1913, this provocative & ground-breaking new book refutes the popular view of Matisse as a painter dedicated to the simple pleasures of decorative line & sensuous colour. Wright discovers a darker, more complex side to the artist.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Henri Matisse; Henri Matisse; Henri Matisse; Henri Matisse; Henri Matisse; Henri Matisse; Henri Matisse
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair Wright
ISBN: 0691118302 9780691118307 9780691119472 0691119473
OCLC Number: 53887690
Description: 287 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Painting and the ready-made : patische at the 1905 Salon des Indépendants --
"Trouble rétinien" : Fauvism, madness, and the schizophrenic eye --
Modern(ist) memories : LeBonheur de vivre and the stimulus of tradition --
Negative dialectics : Matisse and the décoratif at the 1910 Salon d'Automne --
Miscegenations : nu bleu and the collapsing of difference --
Seeing difference : looking otherwise at Matisse's Morocco.
Responsibility: Alastair Wright.
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Examining the public response to Matisse's work, this book views that his early-twentieth-century audience found in his painting a deeply disturbing challenge to concepts of the self, of the nation,  Read more...


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