Henri Matisse

Author: Jane O'Connor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780448425191

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents the life and work of Henri Matisse in the form of a child's school report, where Keesia learns that over his long career, Matisse made paintings, sculpture, books, costumes, and cut-outs. Simultaneous.

Matisse. Cut-Outs. 40th Ed

Author: Gilles Néret

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836589192

Category:

Page: 0

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This edition of TASCHEN's XXL volume explores Matisse's gouaches decoupées - bright, bold cut-outs produced when Matisse couldn't paint due to old age and had to create a new medium. Discover their history in rare photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson and F.W. Murnau, and with texts by surrealist writer Louis Aragon and Matisse himself.

Henri Matisse

Author: Xavier-Gilles Néret

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836536295

Category: Art

Page: 333

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The reputation of Henri Matisse (1869-1954) as the most important artist of the modern era is rivaled only by Picasso -- who himself said, "All things considered, there is only Matisse." Towards the end of his monumental career as a painter, sculptor, and lithographer, an elderly, sickly Matisse was unable to stand and use a paintbrush for a longer period of time. In this late phase of his life -- he was almost 80 years of age -- he developed the technique of creating brightly colored paper cut-outs. These gouaches decoupees (gouache cut-outs) represented a revolution in modern art, yet their simplicity was dismissed by many critics as the folly of a senile old man. Later critics realized that Matisse had found a brilliant solution to the age-old conflict between line and color -- one that would profoundly influence generations of artists to come.

Henri Matisse

Author: Olivier Berggruen,Michel Anthonioz,Max Hollein

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791334738

Category: Art

Page: 175

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Focusing on one of Matisse's greatest bodies of work and his last artistic creations, this flexi edition of essays and reproductions provides scholarship on this important period.

Henri Matisse

Author: Henri Matisse

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783822830529

Category: Art

Page: 480

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A perfect facsimile of Jazz, a 20th century masterpiece This two-volume edition includes a perfect facsimile of Matisse's seminal cut-out work: Jazz. At last, readers can experience Jazz as if holding the 1947 original. The reputation of Henri Matisse (1869–1954) as the most important artist of the modern era is rivaled only by Picasso—who himself said, "All things considered, there is only Matisse." Towards the end of his monumental career as a painter, sculptor, and lithographer, an elderly, sickly Matisse was unable to stand and use a paintbrush. So at almost 80 years of age, he developed a new technique: he drew shapes on colored paper, cut them out and pasted them together. These gouaches decoupées (gouache cut-outs) represented a revolution in modern art, yet their simplicity was dismissed by many critics as the folly of a senile old man. Later critics realized that Matisse had found a brilliant solution to the age-old conflict between line and color—one that would profoundly influence generations of artists to come. Printed in exactly the same colors, using paper and inks similar to the 1947 edition, the facsimile volume allows readers to experience Jazz in its original, unbound form. * Printed in 18 colors on a small offset press, 4 pages at a time, to obtain the highest fidelity to the original * Printed on Old Mill in 190 g/m² from Italian paper mill Fedrigoni. This paper is of archival quality and has a felt-like softness, much like handmade paper * As with the original, this reprint is unbound and folded in signatures of 4 pages. It is protected by a French folded jacket and a hard-backed cover The second volume provides a thorough historical context to Matisse's cut-outs, tracing their genesis in his 1930 trip to Tahiti, through to his final years in Nice. Also included are other pivotal works from his later career, including his contributions to Verve magazine and his exquisite decoration of the Vence Chapel. Includes rare and historic photographs by Matisse taken in Tahiti, as well as photos of Matisse by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï, and the filmmaker Murnau. The text is supplemented by quotations from Matisse, Picasso, E. Tériade (the publisher of Jazz and Verve), the poets Louis Aragon, Henri Michaux, and Pierre Reverdy, and Matisse's son-in-law, Georges Duthuit.

The Cut-outs of Henri Matisse

Author: Henri Matisse,John Elderfield

Publisher: George Braziller

ISBN: N.A

Category: Artists

Page: 142

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A study of the art form developed by Matisse after an operation drained him of the strength to continue his oil painting, focusing on the elements of color and design that characterize his prints, paper cut-outs, and paper cut-out maquettes.

Modernism on Stage

Author: Juliet Bellow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351558048

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Modernism on Stage restores Serge Diaghilev?s Ballets Russes to its central role in the Parisian art world of the 1910s and 1920s. During those years, the Ballets Russes? stage served as a dynamic forum for the interaction of artistic genres - dance, music and painting - in a mixed-media form inspired by Richard Wagner?s Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art). This interdisciplinary study combines a broad history of Diaghilev?s troupe with close readings of four ballets designed by canonical modernist artists: Pablo Picasso, Sonia Delaunay, Henri Matisse, and Giorgio de Chirico. Experimental both in concept and form, these productions redefine our understanding of the interconnected worlds of the visual and performing arts, elite culture and mass entertainment in Paris between the two world wars. This volume traces the ways in which artists working with the Ballets Russes adapted painterly styles to the temporal, three-dimensional and corporeal medium of ballet. Analyzing interactions among sets, costumes, choreography, and musical accompaniment, the book establishes what the Ballets Russes' productions looked like and how audiences reacted to them. Juliet Bellow brings dance to bear upon modernist art history as more than a source of imagery or ornament: she spotlights a complex dialogue among art forms that did not preclude but rather enhanced artists? interrogation of the limits of medium.

Henri Matisse

Author: Kathryn Brown

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1789143829

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Henri Matisse’s experiments with form and color revolutionized the twentieth-century art world. In this concise critical biography, Kathryn Brown explores Matisse’s long career, beginning with his struggles as a student in Paris and culminating in his celebrated use of paper cutouts and stained glass in the last decade of his life. The book challenges various myths about Matisse and offers a fresh perspective on his creativity and legacy. Chapters explore the artist’s enthusiasm for fashion and cinema, his travels, personal ties, interest in African art, love of literature, and willingness to challenge audience expectations. Through close readings of Matisse’s works, Brown offers new insight into the artist’s friendships and battles with dealers, critics, collectors, and fellow artists.

Modern Art and the Idea of the Mediterranean

Author: Vojtěch Jirat-Wasiutyński

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802091709

Category: Art

Page: 254

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The Mediterranean is an invented cultural space, on the frontier between North and South, West and East. Modern Art and the Idea of the Mediterranean examines the representation of this region in the visual arts since the late eighteenth century, placing the 'idea of the Mediterranean' - a cultural construct rather than a physical reality - at the centre of our understanding of modern visual culture. This collection of essays features an international group of scholars who examine competing visions of the Mediterranean in terms of modernity and cultural identity, questioning and illuminating both European and non-European representations. An introductory essay frames the analysis in terms of a new spatial paradigm of the Mediterranean as a geographic, historical, and cultural region that emerged in the late eighteenth century, as France and Britain colonized the surrounding territories. Essays are grouped around three vital themes: visualization of the space of the new Mediterranean; varied uses of the classical paradigm; and issues of identity and resistance in an age of modernity and colonialism. Drawing on recent geographical, historical, cultural and anthropological studies, contributors address the visual representation of identity in both the European and the 'Oriental,' the colonial and post-colonial Mediterranean.

Henri Matisse

Author: Karl D. Buchberg,Samantha Friedman,Flavia Frigeri,Nicholas Serota

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849761307

Category: Cut-out craft

Page: 294

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This catalogue accompanies the most comprehensive exhibition of Matisse's cut-out works on paper ever held. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, it includes many photographs of Matisse in his studio, many of which have never been published before.