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Matisse: In 50 works

John Cauman

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Pavilion
02 May 2019
Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism; Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs
This enthralling and comprehensive new book on Henri Matisse is an eye-opener for all students and art lovers interested in early twentieth-century art. Taking fifty of Matisse's most iconic works of art, John Cauman provides an accessible narrative about the man and his work, deciphering the themes, methods and intentions of this truly great artist.

This enthralling and comprehensive new book on Henri Matisse is an eye-opener for all students and art lovers interested in early twentieth-century art. Taking fifty of Matisse's most iconic works of art, John Cauman provides an accessible narrative about the man and his work, deciphering the themes, methods and intentions of this truly great artist.

Featuring 50 of Matisse's finest works, each painting, drawing and mural is described and analysed in beautiful detail, within the context of the period, so that the reader can really understand what the artist was hoping to achieve with each work. The paintings are prefaced by an informative introduction that presents the milleu and key characters that featured in Matisse's life.

Among his most famous works, this book includes Luxe, calme et volupte (1904), Le Bonheur de vivre (The Joy of Life) (1905-6), Self-Portrait in a Striped Shirt (1906), Blue Nude (Memory of Biskra) (1907), Bathers by a River (1907-17), Harmony in Red (1908), Dance I (1909), Entrance to the Casbah (1912), Pianist and Checker Players (1924), Still Life with a Magnolia (1941), Memory of Oceania (1951-2) and The Snail (1953).
By:   John Cauman
Imprint:   Pavilion
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 276mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   961g
ISBN:   9781911595137
ISBN 10:   191159513X
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   02 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John Cauman is an independent curator and writer on late 19th-century and early 20th-century art. He has contributed to various publications including Inheriting Cubism and co-curated the exhibition 'Matisse and American Art', which is showing at the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey until June 2018. He studied at Columbia and Bennington before receiving his PhD from City University of New York with a dissertation on Matisse and America: 1905-1933.

Reviews for Matisse: In 50 works

'Pleasant and informative' * The Artist *


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