Henri Matisse: Drawings 1936, A Facsimile Reproduction

Henri Matisse: Drawings 1936, A Facsimile Reproduction

by Henri Matisse, Christian Zervos, Tristan Tzara
     
 

"In 1926, French publisher Christian Zervos founded Cahiers d'Art, a journal on contemporary art that soon gained wide recognition in Europe. Originally conceived as a review of modern art, these "Art Notebooks" eventually expanded to include topics relating to architecture, poetry and literature as well." "In 1936, Zervos devoted Cahiers d'art 3-5 to the drawings of…  See more details below

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"In 1926, French publisher Christian Zervos founded Cahiers d'Art, a journal on contemporary art that soon gained wide recognition in Europe. Originally conceived as a review of modern art, these "Art Notebooks" eventually expanded to include topics relating to architecture, poetry and literature as well." "In 1936, Zervos devoted Cahiers d'art 3-5 to the drawings of Henri Matisse. The collections was published in three editions that year and reprinted by Cahiers d'Art in 1992." This facsimile edition, based on the 1936 original, includes each of Matisse's thirty-nine drawings. It also includes a preface by Christian Zervos and a poem by Tristan Tzara dedicated to Matisse.

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Library Journal
In 1936, art critic Christian Zervos devoted three issues of Cahiers d'Art, a well-known European journal of contemporary art, to 39 of Henri Matisse's line drawings, which were collected into a single volume later that year. This handsome, slender book is a facsimile of that volume and a work of art unto itself-a tour de force of simplicity and sensuality. The images, primarily of nudes in the studio-some with mirrors showing the artist drawing, all emphasizing the flatness and whiteness of the paper-represent the culmination of Matisse's printed linear drawings. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard has translated a brief introductory essay by Zervos as well as a poem dedicated to Matisse by French poet and essayist Tristan Tzara (1896-1963), the father of Dadaism. The only thing missing from this edition is the original cover, which featured an image Matisse began drawing with scissors, fusing line with shape and color and producing brilliant optical effects that occupied his work for the rest of his life. An essential book for art students; recommended for all art book collections.-Ellen Bates, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807615652
Publisher:
Braziller, George Inc.
Publication date:
10/05/2005
Edition description:
Facsimile
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
9.96(w) x 13.22(h) x 0.66(d)

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