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Matisse: In 50 works

Matisse: In 50 works

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 50 of Matisse's most iconic works of art, John Cauman provides an accessible narrative about the man and his work, decip... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781911595137
Barcode 9781911595137
Published 1 May 2019 by Pavilion Books
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cauman, John
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ISBN-13 9781911595137
ISBN-10 191159513X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pavilion Books
Imprint Pavilion Books
Publication Date 1 May 2019
International Publication Date 4 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cauman, John
Category Art Styles: Impressionism
Art Styles: Post-Impressionism
Art Forms, Treatments & Subjects
Painting & Paintings
Individual Artists
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 276mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 961g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 759.4
Catalogue Code 971167

Description of this Book

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).

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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.

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