HENRI MATISSE: CUT-OUTS, DRAWING WITH SCISSORS

HENRI MATISSE: CUT-OUTS, DRAWING WITH SCISSORS
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Publication Date: 
December 27, 2018
Format: 
Hardcover
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Trim Size: 
9.5in. x 7in. x 1.5in.
ISBN: 
9783836567190
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Towards the end of his monumental career as a painter, sculptor, and lithographer, an elderly, sickly Matisse was unable to stand and use a paintbrush for a longer period of time In this late phase of his life―he was almost 80 years of age―he developed the technique of ‘carving into color’, creating bright, bold paper cut-outs Though dismissed by some contemporary critics as the folly of a senile old man, these gouaches decoupées (gouache cut-outs) in fact represented a revolution in modern art, a whole new medium that re-imagined the age-old conflict between color and line.

This fresh, standard TASCHEN edition of the first volume of our original prize-winning XL book provides a thorough historical context to Matisse’s cut-outs, tracing their roots in his 1930 trip to Tahiti, through to his final years in Nice It includes many photos of Matisse, some rare images, by Henri Cartier-Bresson and the filmmaker F.W Murnau and text from Matisse, publisher E Tériade, the poets Louis Aragon, Henri Michaux, and Pierre Reverdy, and Matisse’s son-in-law, Georges Duthuit.

In their deceptive simplicity, the cut-outs achieved both a sculptural quality and an early minimalist abstraction which would profoundly influence generations of artists to come Exuberant, multi-hued, and often grand in scale, these works are true pillars of 20th century art, and as bold and innovative to behold today as they were in Matisse’s lifetime.

$35.00
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HC

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