Henri Matisse, 1869-1954 :Material type: TextLanguage: English Original language: German Series: Basic art series 2.0Publisher: Köln : Benedikt Taschen, Description: 95 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 30 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783836529044; 3836529041Other title: Matisse [Cover title] | Master of colourUniform titles: Henri Matisse, 1869-1954. English. Subject(s): Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954 | Artists -- France -- Biography | Color in artDDC classification: 759.4 LOC classification: ND553.M37 | E77 2016
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Includes bibliographical references.
In quest of pure colour : 1869-1905 -- Realism and decoration : 1906-1916 -- The intimacy of the Nice period : 1917-1929 -- Beyond spatial limits : 1930-1940 -- Matisse's second life : an art of grace 1941-1954 -- Henri Matisse 1869-1954 : life and work.
"The work of Henri Matisse (1869-1954) reflects an ongoing belief in the power of brilliant colors and simple forms. Though famed in particular for his paintings, Matisse also worked with drawing, sculpture, lithography, stained glass, and collage, developing his unique cut-out medium when old age left him unable to stand and paint. Matisse's subjects were often conventional: nudes, portraits, and figures in landscapes, Oriental scenes, and interior views, but in his handling of bold color and fluid draftsmanship, he secured his place as a 20th-century master. It was Matisse's palette that particularly thrilled the modern imagination. With vivid blue, amethyst purple, egg-yolk yellow, and many shades beyond he liberated his work from a meticulous representation of reality and sought instead a 'vital harmony,' often referring to music as an inspiration or analogy for his work. From vast patterned panels to simple and tender portraits, this book introduces the full reach and creativity of Matisse's career, spanning his early work within the Fauvism movement right through to his latter-year projects such as Jazz and the Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence."--From the dust-jacket front flap.