Matisse in the Studio

Matisse in the Studio Author Suzanne Preston Blier
ISBN-10 0878468439
ISBN-13 9780878468430
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 216
Language English
Publisher MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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The personal objects in Matisses studio form a secret history in his artThis book is the first in English to explore the essential role that Henri Matisses personal collection of objects played in his studio practice The artist traveled with his collection even to temporary residences and letters to family members often included requests for objects to be moved to where he was working revealing them to be critical creative stimulants Featured frequently in the modern masters bold paintings drawings and cutouts and influencing the development of his work in sculpture Matisses objects formed a secret history hiding in plain sight Works that span Matisses entire career are presented here alongside the objects that inspired them from Asian vases and African masks to intricate textiles from the Islamic world An introduction and five chapters take readers through studies of the object as actor and the studio as theater the importance of African art in Matisses renderings of the human form and his sitters inner selves and the invention and transformation of his own language of signs With lush illustrations and archival images Matisse in the Studio provides exceptional insights into the artist at work

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Matisse Author Rebecca A. Rabinow
ISBN-10 9781588394675
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 260