Henri Matisse

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Henri Matisse was a founding figure of modern painting and one of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century. This book features eleven paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Matisse selected from The Museum of Modern Art's substantial collection of his work. His breakthrough Fauvist painting La Japonaise is here, along with such well-known works as Dance (I), The Red Studio, and The Piano Lesson. Important examples of Matisse's sculpture are included among the paintings, leading to the paper ...
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Henri Matisse was a founding figure of modern painting and one of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century. This book features eleven paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Matisse selected from The Museum of Modern Art's substantial collection of his work. His breakthrough Fauvist painting La Japonaise is here, along with such well-known works as Dance (I), The Red Studio, and The Piano Lesson. Important examples of Matisse's sculpture are included among the paintings, leading to the paper cutouts of his final years. A lively essay by Carolyn Lanchner, a former curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum, accompanies each work, illuminating its significance and placing it in its historical moment in the development of modern art and in Matisse's own life.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780810953307
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1982
  • Pages: 126

Meet the Author

Henri Matisse was born in 1869 and grew up in northern France, near Belgium. As a young man he studied law and worked in the courts until, convalescing after appendicitis, he began to paint. His work became some of the most important art made in the twentieth century. It is intensely composed and colored; he was the leader of the Fauvists and soon an acknowledged leader across the arts. His career was powerful and enduring by any standard, and 50 years after death in 1954, his work continues to rise in value. In 2003, The Museum of Modern Art organized 'Matisse Picasso,' a show setting the two artists' work side by side, and in 2005 Matisses' son's collection of his work appeared at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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