Henri Matisse (Big Art)

Matisse, the bard of colour, and Picasso, the breaker of moulds together, these two giants shaped the world of modern art They were, as Picasso once said, North Pole, South Pole The work of Henri Matisse 1869 1954 is a sensous hymn to colour, that wild yet subtle colour which he tamed, mastered and managed, and which expressed his feelings towards women and the worldMatisse, the bard of colour, and Picasso, the breaker of moulds together, these two giants shaped the world of modern art They were, as Picasso once said, North Pole, South Pole The work of Henri Matisse 1869 1954 is a sensous hymn to colour, that wild yet subtle colour which he tamed, mastered and managed, and which expressed his feelings towards women and the world Colour was the tool with which he controlled line, arabesque, volume, light transparency, reflection and space, and though he did not shrink from pushing his creativity to the verge of abstraction, he never succumbed to it entirely It was an approach well noted by America s Abstract Expressionists.This new and carefully conceived freedom marked not only the extraordinary significance of the painter and sculptor Matisse in the history of modern art, but also his influence, which was no less decisive than that of his main rival, Pablo Picasso In fact, Matisse s stylistic liberation actually goes one step further in the pursuit of his own personal goal the perfect synthesis of line and colour by which he sought revolutionary approaches to the great tradition of French painting by drawing upon its classical aspects.
Henri Matisse Big Art Matisse the bard of colour and Picasso the breaker of moulds together these two giants shaped the world of modern art They were as Picasso once said North Pole South Pole The work of Henri Mati

  • Title: Henri Matisse (Big Art)
  • Author: Gilles Néret
  • ISBN: 9783822865354
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Henri Matisse (Big Art)”

    1. This book (ISBN: 9783822850206) which is part of the Tauschen 25th Anniversary Special Editions, is quite different, and far far better than Essers' little volume. It is hardbound, by inexpensive. This book has over 250 pages of beautiful prints, many of which I've never seen before - from private collections, and so forth -- some of which I can't find on-line. There is a paperback listed for this volume on , but I think it may be Essers'. At any rate, it's really given me an appreciation of Mat [...]

    2. I think this is an outstanding art book, and it certainly increased my love for the joyous, fluent, form-breaking work of Matisse.

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