Matisse- Paper Cutouts

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ISBN is 0500233845 / 9780500233849
Published by Thames & Hudson London 1984
Condition: Near MintEdition: First
Category: SKU: 653

Description

Matisse- Paper Cutouts Dust jacket notes: “At the end of his career Henri Matisse embarked on a new style and a new medium, one that he had previously used only as an aid to planning his large decorative compositions. The paper cutout – or gouache decoupee – is made by cutting shapes out of paper that has been previously colored with poster-color. In Matisse’s hands it grew into an autonomous medium, and the artist produced a series of extraordinary masterpieces. Here are fifty of these splendid works, reproduced in full color, full-page or larger, with four of them occupying four-page foldouts. They are accompanied by a critical text in which the author sensitively analyses Matisse’s recapture of the simplicity of pure color – which he likens to the spontaneous vision of childhood – and reprints a number of this always intelligent artist’s own statements about the new medium. Matisse’s paper cutouts, from the prewar Dancers to the Ivy and Flower and Blue Nudes of the 1950s, are among the most satisfying of his works – and among the most rewarding to reproduce. They make this a book to treasure. With 157 illustrations, including 51 large color plates and 54 color reproductions of works in public collections.”

Additional information

Book Author

Jean Guichard-Meili

Publisher

Thames & Hudson London

Published

1984

Edition

First

ISBN 10

0500233845

ISBN 13

9780500233849

Language

English

Condition

Near Mint

Format

Hardcover

  • Beige Coloured With White Title To Cover & Spine
  • Dust Jacket
  • Near Mint in Condition