This is Matisse Hardback
Illustrated by Agnes Decourchelle
Part of the This is... series
In the history of twentieth century modernism, Henri Matisse is a calm and unstoppable revolution of creative genius. Trained originally in the French classical manner, he was inspired by the Impressionists and Cezanne to create in a style that brought out the beauty of colour, form and line by reducing them to their essentials.
While considered a leader of the Fauves and an inspiration to most of the great figures in modern art, he wasn't interested in being associated with any school or trend.
A family man who worked 'office hours' in his studio, he defies the image of the artist as enfant terrible or tortured soul. In a career spanning six decades, he produced masterpiece after masterpiece that constantly challenge how we perceive colour and form.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 80 pages
- Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/03/2015
- Category: History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9781780674797