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Henri Matisse 1869-1954: Master of Colour (Taschen Basic Art)

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"Woman with the Hat" & "La Danse" are among the works discussed in this study of the 20th-century artist whose use of unrestrained color shocked a turn-of-the-century world. Examines his later d coup s period. 9" x 11 3/4". Color plates & b&w illus.
Paperback, 95 pages
Published June 1st 1994 by Benedikt Taschen Verlag (first published January 1st 1990)
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A nice collection of clear, well-produced prints, and at a low-price. The text itself is uninspired (hence the missing star).

On a side note, can anyone supply me with the date of Matisse's L'Olivier -- I cannot find it by googling "Matisse's l'Olivier", b/c of the damned heist... Thanks in advance...

This is a very good compilation of Matisse's life and artwork.
Recommend it to anyone who appreciates the artist, gives you a closer look at his influences and living status as well as a bit more of comprehension about all of his phases.
An artist I'm quite emphatic about.
TASCHEN's "Basic Art" series consists of fairly inexpensive, full-colour introductions to dozens of painters running just under 100 pages each. Though these can be rather variable in quality, this installment dedicated to Henri Matisse is great. Matisse was a "Master of Color", as the book's subtitle goes, and his paintings here are in explosively gorgeous reproduction. The paintings appear in chronological order (not always a given with the "Basic Art" series), which allows the reader to unders ...more
Chris Gager
Picked this up at Barnes & Noble Sunday with my gift card from nephew Seb. I'm not a big Matisse fan but some of his stuff is excellent. He should've taken one more step into Rothko-land though... The flat cover says "Matisse" but the side/vertical binding reads "Henri Matisse".

All done now and not so much more impressed with HM than before. I like his stuff but don't "get" the big deal about his place in art history. Seems like Cezanne(who influenced him a LOT) is far more significant and t
HPB! $5/no cash

Nice little volume on one of my favorites. Slim little volume with glossy pages and lovely examples of the artist's work.
Descrizioni lentine in certi punti, ma scelta delle immagini perfetta.
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“Anything that is not necessary to the painting damages it." Henri Matisse” 4 likes
“If there is some red spot on one of my paintings it is unlikely to be the heart of the work. The painting was done regardless of it. You could remove the red and still the painting would be there. But in Matisse's work it is inconceivable that you could remove a spot of red, no matter how small without the entire painting instantly collapsing.' Pablo Picasso” 2 likes
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