Matisse in the Studio

Author: Henri Matisse,Ellen McBreen,Suzanne Preston Blier

Publisher: MFA Publications

ISBN: 9780878468430

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 5149

Published to accompany the Royal Academy exhibition 'Matisse in the Studio', this book is the first in English to explore the essential role that Henri Matisse's personal collection of objects played in his studio practice. Featured frequently in the modern master's bold paintings, drawings, and cut-outs, and influencing the development of his work in sculpture, Matisse's objects formed a secret history hiding in plain sight. Works that span the artist's entire career are presented here alongside the objects that inspired them, from Asian vases and African masks to intricate textiles from the Islamic world. With lush illustrations and archival images, Matisse in the Studio provides exceptional insights into the world of the artist at work.

Matisse, his art and his textiles

the fabric of dreams

Author: Hilary Spurling,Ann Dumas

Publisher: Royal Academy Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 212

View: 1512

A lavishly illustrated exploration of the textile works of Henri Matisse, published to coincide with a major international exhibition, considers the artist's relationship with textiles throughout his career, documenting how the art form and its materials significantly impacted many of his key works.

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Author: Karl Buchberg,Nicholas Cullinan,Jodi Hauptman,Nicholas Serota

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870709159

Category: Art

Page: 298

View: 454

Published in conjunction with the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Henri Matisse's paper cut-outs, made from the early 1940s until the artist's death in 1954, this publication presents approximately 150 works in a groundbreaking reassessment of Matisse's colorful and innovative final chapter. The result of research conducted on two fronts--conservation and curatorial--the catalogue offers a reconsideration of the cut-outs by exploring a host of technical and conceptual issues: the artist's methods and materials and the role and function of the works in his practice; their economy of means and exploitation of decorative strategies; their environmental aspects; and their double lives, first as contingent and mutable in the studio and ultimately made permanent, a transformation accomplished via mounting and framing. Richly illustrated to present the cut-outs in all of their vibrancy and luminosity, the book includes an introduction and a conservation essay that consider the cut-outs from new theoretical and technical perspectives, and five thematic essays, each focusing on a different moment in the development of the cut-out practice, that provide a chronicle of this radical medium's unfolding, and period photographs that show the works in process in Matisse's studio. One of modern art's towering figures, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a painter, draftsman, sculptor and printmaker before turning to paper cut-outs in the 1940s. From the clashing hues of his Fauvist works made in the South of France in 1904-05, to the harmonies of his Nice interiors from the 1920s, to this brilliant final chapter, Matisse followed a career-long path that he described as "construction by means of color."

Matisse the Master

A Life of Henri Matisse, the Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954

Author: Hilary Spurling

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0679434291

Category: Art

Page: 512

View: 6276

Chronicles the later years of the influential artist, interweaving analyses of his work with a study of Matisse's relationships with family and friends, trips around the world, the women in his life, and the continuing influences on the evolution of his a

Matisse in Morocco

Author: Jack Cowart,Pierre Schneider,John Elderfield,Albert Grigor'evich Kostenevich,Marina Bessonova

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9780810925274

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 5880

Discusses the French painter's visits to Morocco in 1912 and 1913, the works he painted there, and the influence of his stay on his later career

The Vence Chapel

The Archive of a Creation

Author: Henri Matisse

Publisher: Skira

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 471

View: 2565

Henri Matisse: The Vence Chapel, The Archive of a Creation Conversations and Correspondence with Marie-Alain Couturier and Louis-Bertrand Rayssiguier Edited and introduced by Marcel Billot Henri Matisse devoted four years of his life to designing the Vence Chapel, his "crowning achievement," as he himself stated on several occasions. Though the circumstances which led to the creation of this unique building are well known--the project originated with Sister Jacques-Marie, who nursed the aging painter back to health after his brush with death in 1942--the story of the Chapel's construction has long remained shrouded in mystery. Much of the material in this book is drawn from the Couturier Archives. The bulk of the archive consists of the notes of Brother Louis-Bertrand Rayssiguier, the young Dominican monk who drew the plan of the Chapel and worked closely with Matisse on all phases of its building and decorating. From December 1947 to June 1951, Rayssiguier met frequently with the artist and recorded their conversations verbatim. His notes allow the reader to follow day by day the unfolding of one of the supreme masterpieces of religious art in the twentieth century. Even more significantly, they give us a rare glimpse into the artist's private world. They chronicle his disappointments and his moments of elation, his habits and his foibles, his reactions to contemporary developments in the art world, as well as his deepest personal beliefs. Gifted with an unusually keen sense of observation, Rayssiguier shows us Matisse at work as well as Matisse relaxing in the intimacy of his own home. Completing this invaluable record, the correspondence between Matisse and Father Marie-Alain Couturier, the Dominican priest at the forefront of the post-World War II movement to commission works of religious art from leading modern painters and sculptors, details the creation of the Chapel's most remarkable feature--Matisse's bold stained-glass windows. An expert on stained glass and the chief editor of L'Art sacre, an influential review devoted to religious art around the world, Courutier took care of all the logistical and technical matters relating to these great windows. The numerous letters he and the artist exchanged are in themselves a fascinating exchange on the art and the significance of modern stained glass. This archive charts a unique journey to the heart of artistic creativity. The compilation of documents published here for the first time in English is abundantly illustrated with sketches by Matisse and photographic records that show the successive stages of the Chapel's completion.

Matisse

In Search of True Painting

Author: Rebecca A. Rabinow,Dorthe Aagesen

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394670

Category:

Page: 260

View: 3653

"Throughout his long career, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) continually expanded the boundaries of his art. By repeating images in pairs, trios, and series, he conducted an ongoing dialogue with his earlier works in order to, as he put it, "push further and deeper into true painting." In this fresh approach to a much-studied artist, prominent scholars from the United States and Europe examine more than sixty works in concise chapters that focus on this aspect of Matisse's working process. From early pairs such as Young Sailor I and II (1906) and Le Lexe I and II (1907-8) through a series of late studio scenes from Vence (1946-48), Matisse is shown revisiting a given theme with the aim of devising innovative, often radical, solutions to such problems as how to portray light, handle paint, select colors, and manipulate perspective. New technical studies of the early paired works and photographs documenting the evolution of his later paintings help to elucidate Matisse's complex evolution. In numerous excerpts from letters and interviews, he is revealed as an artist who regularly questioned himself and his methods, a man of powerful intellect who regarded each new painting as an adventure. A significant addition to art historical literature, Matisse: In Search of True Painting is a revelatory study of a seminal figure in 20th-century modernism."--Page 4 of cover.

The Matisse Stories

Author: A. S. Byatt

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307488047

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 6452

These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate connection between seeing and feeling--about the ways in which a glance we meant to be casual may suddenly call forth the deepest reserves of our being. Beautifully written, intensely observed, The Matisse Stories is fiction of spellbinding authority. "Full of delight and humor...The Matisse Stories is studded with brilliantly apt images and a fine sense for subtleties of conversation and emotion."--San Francisco Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition.

Jazz

Author: Henri Matisse

Publisher: George Braziller

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 3651

Plates of the artist's works in cut paper are accompanied by his writings

Cut outs

30 postcards

Author: Henri Matisse

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783822894439

Category:

Page: 64

View: 9941

Studio and Cube

On The Relationship Between Where Art is Made and Where Art is Displayed

Author: Brian O'Doherty

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781883584443

Category: Design

Page: 40

View: 9264

Features photographs of the studios of such artists as Lucas Samaras, Vito Acconci, Jackson Pollock, Lowell Nesbitt, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Robert Rauschenberg, Francis Bacon, Mark Rothko, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, and Constantin Brancusi.

Matisse's Garden

Author: Samantha Friedman,Henri Matisse

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780870709104

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4810

Describes how the artist Henri Matisse began cutting shapes out of paper and posting them on his walls, and how this simple pastime developed into a series of remarkable works of art, and presents fold-out reproductions of eight examples.

Matisse and Picasso

Author: Yve-Alain Bois

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 271

View: 2052

Fiercely competitive, Matisse and Picasso engaged in one of the most formidable artistic dialogues of this century. The intense beginning of the relationship between the two artists - from the time they met in 1906 until 1917, when Matisse left for Nice - has already been amply studied, but their continuous exchange during the second part of their careers has never been examined in detail. In Matisse and Picasso, Yve-Alain Bois stages the intertwined evolution of the two giants of modern art as if it were an ongoing game of chess between two masters. As Joachim Pissarro points out in the foreword of this volume, Matisse and Picasso's dense plot and rich narrative make this work read more like a suspense novel than a traditional art history treatise. Bois' thoroughly researched historical demonstration is supported by striking visual juxtapositions of works by the two artists brought together here for the first time, making this long-awaited study a major contribution to the history of twentieth-century art.

Matisse/Diebenkorn

Author: Janet C. Bishop,Katherine Rothkopf

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 9783791355344

Category: ART

Page: 183

View: 2776

"This catalogue is published by The Baltimore Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in association with DelMonico Books * Prestel, Munich, London, and New York, on the occasion of the exhibition Matisse/Diebenkorn, held at The Baltimore Museum of Art, October 23, 2016-January 29, 2017, and at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, March 11-May 29, 2017.".

Henri Matisse

A Retrospective

Author: John Elderfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500092316

Category: Artists

Page: 479

View: 5803

Published to accompany the retrospective exhibition of Henri Matisse's work at The Museum of Modern Art, in New York city, - the first since the 1970 centenary in Paris - this is the most complete illustrated compendium of his art ever seen. John Elderfield has written a major re-evaluation of the artist and his development that will be essential for understanding the essence of his vision; and commentaries, reference illustrations and a detailed chronology accompany the splendid hues of the colour plates. Over 400 works are featured, including 275 paintings plus cut-outs, sculptures, drawings and prints.

Painting the Modern Garden

Monet to Matisse

Author: Ann Dumas,Monty Don,James Priest,Heather Lemonedes,Lucy I.. Zimmerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910350034

Category: Gardens in art

Page: 325

View: 5099

"While depictions of gardens are found throughout history, the impressionists were among the first to portray gardens directly from life, focusing on their color and form rather than using them as a background. This volume explores the close, symbiotic relationship between artists and gardens that developed during the latter part of the 19th and first part of the 20th centuries, centering on Monet, a great horticulturalist as well as a great artist who cultivated gardens wherever he lived, and the creation of his masterpiece garden at Giverny, where he painted his renowned water-lilies series. Beautifully illustrated with masterpieces by Monet and later painters--Renoir, Bonnard, Sargent, Klee, Kandinsky, and Matisse, among others--Painting the Modern Garden traces the evolution of the garden theme from impressionist visions of light and atmosphere to retreats for reverie, sites for bold experimentation, sanctuaries, and, ultimately, signifiers of a world restored to order--a paradise regained."--Publisher's description.

The Rest Is Noise

Listening to the Twentieth Century

Author: Alex Ross

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429932882

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 2851

The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, the influence of modern music can be felt everywhere. Avant-garde sounds populate the soundtracks of Hollywood thrillers. Minimalist music has had a huge effect on rock, pop, and dance music from the Velvet Underground onward. Alex Ross, the brilliant music critic for The New Yorker, shines a bright light on this secret world, and shows how it has pervaded every corner of twentieth century life. The Rest Is Noise takes the reader inside the labyrinth of modern sound. It tells of maverick personalities who have resisted the cult of the classical past, struggled against the indifference of a wide public, and defied the will of dictators. Whether they have charmed audiences with the purest beauty or battered them with the purest noise, composers have always been exuberantly of the present, defying the stereotype of classical music as a dying art. Ross, in this sweeping and dramatic narrative, takes us from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties, from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies. We follow the rise of mass culture and mass politics, of dramatic new technologies, of hot and cold wars, of experiments, revolutions, riots, and friendships forged and broken. In the tradition of Simon Schama's The Embarrassment of Riches and Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club, the end result is not so much a history of twentieth-century music as a history of the twentieth century through its music.

The Rothko book

Author: Bonnie Clearwater

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781854375735

Category: Art

Page: 222

View: 320

Mark Rothko was one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century. The Rothko Book explores his artistic development, the evolution of his artistic philosophy and the importance of his relationships with other artists of his generation.

Matisse

In His Time

Author: Ccile Debray

Publisher: Ore Cultura Srl (Acc)

ISBN: 9788866482956

Category:

Page: 304

View: 6836

* Presents the work of Henri Matisse through his influences, friendships, contemporaries and connections, juxtaposing Matisse's pieces with those of other artists, such as Picasso and Braque, placing each work in its context* Accompanies an exhibition at the Oklahoma Museum from June - September 2016The exhibition Matisse in his Time, and this accompanying catalog, present a selection of works belonging to the Musée national d'art moderne at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The masterpieces gathered here are presented in the artistic context of their time, and compared with other masterpieces from the same collection - Picasso to Viallat passing by Braque, Léger, Dufy, Renoir and Bonnard. What is being proposed here is not, therefore, the master of Dance isolated in his ivory tower, but a Matisse in connection with his time, through his friendships, the abundant and fruitful exchanges with his contemporaries.

Henri Matisse

A Second Life

Author: Alastair Sooke

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241969093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

View: 8196

Henri Matisse by Alastair Sooke - an essential guide to one of the 20th century's greatest artists 'One January morning in 1941, only a fortnight or so after his seventy-first birthday, the bearded and bespectacled French artist Henri Matisse was lying in a hospital bed preparing to die.' Diagnosed with cancer, the acclaimed painter, and rival of Picasso, seemed to be facing his demise. Then something unexpected happened. After a life-saving operation that left him too weak to paint, and often too frail to even get out of bed, Matisse invented a ground-breaking and effortless new way of making art. The results rank among his greatest work. In an astonishing blaze of creativity, he began conjuring mesmerising designs of dazzling dancers and thrilling tightrope walkers, sensuous swimmers and mythical figures falling from the heavens. His joyful and unprecedented new works were as spontaneous as jazz music and as wondrous as crystal-clear lagoons. Their medium? Coloured paper and scissors. This book, by art critic and broadcaster Alastair Sooke, focuses on Matisse's extraordinary final decade, which he called 'a second life', after he had returned from the grave. Both a biography and a guide to Matisse's 'cut-outs', it tells the story of the valedictory flourish of one of the most important and beloved artists of the twentieth century. Published in time for a major Tate Modern retrospective. 'Sooke is an immensely engaging character. He has none of the weighty self-regard that often afflicts art experts and critics; rather he approaches his subjects with a questioning, open, exploratory attitude' Sarah Vine, The Times 'His shows are excellent - clever, lively, scholarly, but not too lecturey; he's very good at linking his painters with the world outside the studio, and at how these artists have affected the world today' Sam Wollaston reviewing 'Modern Masters', Guardian Alastair Sooke is art critic of the Daily Telegraph. He has written and presented documentaries on television and radio for the BBC, including Modern Masters, The World's Most Expensive Paintings, Treasures of Ancient Rome and, most recently, Treasures of Ancient Egypt. He is a regular reporter for The Culture Show on BBC Two. He is the author of Roy Lichtenstein: How Modern Art was Saved by Donald Duck.