Matisse (World of Art)

Matisse (World of Art)

by Lawrence Gowing, Gowing, Laurence Gowing
     
 

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In this richly illustrated study, Lawrence Gowing takes us through Matisse's career, assessing the lifetime of arduous labor that culminated in the apparent spontaneity of his color and ease of his imagery, and in the formidable intelligence of his compositions. The detailed discussion of individual works reveals the subtlety and complexity of one of the greatest

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In this richly illustrated study, Lawrence Gowing takes us through Matisse's career, assessing the lifetime of arduous labor that culminated in the apparent spontaneity of his color and ease of his imagery, and in the formidable intelligence of his compositions. The detailed discussion of individual works reveals the subtlety and complexity of one of the greatest masters of our time. 191 illus., 32 in color.

"The best book on the subject." --The Sunday Times

"A study in depth to which one will return again and again." --The Scotsman

"No one is better than Professor Gowing at exposing...the compositional devices, the tricks of color, the manipulation of line...which makes their creator one of the most significant painters of the century." --Times Educational Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500201701
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
02/28/1985
Series:
World of Art Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.54(d)

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