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Henri Matisse: Rooms with a View

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The colorful, painterly, uplifting, and often joyous works of Henri Matisse are critical in the history of modern art. Throughout his many years as a painter, the celebrated artist kept returning to one particular subject—the windowed interior. Henri Matisse: Rooms with a View explores in depth, for the first time, the full significance of the window in Matisse’s thinking ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 16th 2010 by The Monacelli Press (first published November 2nd 2010)
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Jay
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, nonfiction, art
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher

Covering both Matisse's life and several art movements, I found this book interesting and informative. As a colorblind person, I appreciated Blum's descriptions of the paintings and her analysis of them - especially the more abstract ones. I love art, but find it difficult to see and/or understand at times. Blum's writing made Matisse's art accessible.

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