Author: Henri Matisse
Publisher: MFA Publications
Release Date: 2017
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.
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release Date: 2009
"In a career spanning over six decades, the New York art dealer Pierre Matisse (1900-1989) contributed substantially to the advancement of modern art. At his eponymous gallery on East Fifty-seventh Street, he showed several now legendary artists for the first time outside Europe. The collection--paintings, sculpture, and drawings by Balthus, Bonnard, Chagall, Derain, Dubuffet, Giacometti, Magritte, and the dealer's own father, Henri Matisse, among others--was donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2004 by the foundation established by his widow. These extraordinary artworks are presented with informative entries addressing the circumstances of each work's creation and the dealer's relationship to the artist. In the introduction, the story of Pierre Matisse's early struggles in New York is told for the first time and illustrated with previously unpublished archival photographs."--Provided by publisher.
Author: Laura McPhee
Release Date: 2010-07
This beautiful and fascinating volume follows Henri Matisse on his journeys into the South of France, where he discovered the light and color that saturate his work. Part biography, part travel guide, it explores the painter's private life, artistic evolution, and relationships with the places that inspired him. The book begins in Paris and then moves to the fashionable St. Tropez, the fishing village of Collioure, chic Nice, the medieval refuge of Vence, and luxurious Cimiez. In each location, the author visits the villas and studios where Matisse lived and worked, and explains how his art responded to the palette and ambiance of the local landscape.
Author: Hilary Spurling
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
From his beginnings as the son of shopkeepers in Flanders through his impoverished days as a student, Spurling traces Matisse's life through his 30s in this thorough and riveting biography. 35 color & 152 b&w illustrations.
Author: Carolyn Lanchner
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
Release Date: 2008-06-30
Henri Matisse was a founding figure of modern painting and one of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century. This book, part of the MoMA Artist Series, features eleven paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Matisse selected from The Museum of Modern Art’s substantial collection of his work. His breakthrough Fauvist painting La Japonaise is here, along with such well-known works as Dance (I), The Red Studio, and The Piano Lesson. Important examples of Matisse’s sculpture are included among the paintings, leading to the paper cutouts of his final years. Vivid images and a lively essay accompany each work, illuminating its significance and placing it in its historical moment and in the development of modern art and in Matisse’s own life.
Author: John Klein
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2001
An account of Henri Matisse's activity as a maker of portraits and self-portraits. The author considers the transaction that produces a portrait - a transaction between the artist and the sitter that is social as much as artistic - and investigates the social contexts of Matisse's sitters.
Author: Roger Lipsey
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 1988
Compelling, well-illustrated study focuses on the works of Kandinsky, Mondrian, Klee, Picasso, Duchamp, Matisse, and others. Citations from letters, diaries, and interviews provide insights into the artists' views. 121 black-and-white illustrations.