Matisse : Masters Of Art Series
By Eckhard Hollmann
From his earliest pointillist-influenced paintings to his mature and playful paper cut-outs; from enormous, ebullient murals to reverent stained glass—Henri Matisse was renowned for his dramatic use of color and fluid draftsmanship. Thirty of Matisse’s most beloved works are given close attention in this introduction that explores the varying tensions of the artist’s oeuvre—his embrace of pure color, patterns, and texture; the languorous pleasures of the Cote d’Azur; displays of sensual pleasure; tranquil scenes of domestic life and monuments to religious life.
An engaging biography takes readers through every phase of Matisse’s career and reveals how his aversion to troubling or depressing subject matter was in direct opposition to the radical spirit of his work.
Softcover with flaps, 112 pages, 17,0 x 21,0 cm, 6.7 x 8.3 in, 55 color illustrations