Matisse. Cut-outs. 40th Anniversary Edition

Autor: Anglicky2022Taschen

Confined to a wheelchair towards the end of his life, Henri Matisse reinvented himself. This new edition looks at the bright, bold cut-outs with which he created a new medium of art. Discover the history in rare photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson and F. W. Murnau, and with texts by surrealist writer Louis Aragonand Matisse himself.

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Název: Matisse. Cut-outs. 40th Anniversary Edition  ISBN: 9783836589192  Jazyk: Anglicky  Rok:   EAN: 9783836589192  Hmotnost: 3.50 kg  Vazba: vázaná  Počet stran: 412  Rozměr: 2156x217 mm  Nakladatel: Taschen
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Detail knihy ~ Matisse. Cut-outs. 40th Anniversary Edition, Gilles Néret, Xavier-Gilles Néret

Matisse’s revolutionary late-period work Toward 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 long. 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 reimagined the age-old conflict between color and line.

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

Matisse. Cut-outs. 40th Anniversary Edition