Matisse: Masters of Art (Paperback)

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Learn about Henri Matisse, one of 20th century's most beloved artists, and his artistic legacy.

From his earliest pointillist-influenced paintings to this 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; primitive displays of human ecstasy; tranquil scenes of domestic life and soaring 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.

About the Author

ECKHARD HOLLMANN is an art historian, editor and book designer who has published numerous books about art. He lives and works in Munich.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783791387390
ISBN-10: 3791387391
Publisher: Prestel
Publication Date: July 26th, 2022
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Masters of Art