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Henri Matisse
Mike Venezia
0516261460
September 1997
Paperback
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From Booklist
[SERIES LAST REVIEWED IN BKL S 15 96, under Venezia, Mike. Gr, 2^-4.] --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

Card catalog description
Discusses the life and work of French post-impressionist artist Henri Matisse. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.


Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse, the Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954
Hilary Spurling
0679434291
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. The first volume of Spurling's magisterial biography, The Unknown Matisse, covered his evolution into a painter. This second volume opens with his adjusting to the status—albeit controversial—of master. At 40, Matisse found himself with both the freedom to paint and the burden of a reputation that drew enemies, disciples and skeptics into his working life. This shift from obscurity to notoriety had less impact on Matisse's work than on his personal relationships, especially his marriage to the single-minded Amélie, a bond that became saturated, for better and worse, with his achievements. Matisse's other relationships—with his daughter, Marguerite, his son, Pierre, his model and factotum Lydia Dylectorskaya and his patron Etta Cone among others—were likewise...


Matisse Picasso
Anne Baldassari
0870700081
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
It may have been obvious at the time, but the fact that the two (arguably) greatest painters of the 20th century exchanged ideas fluidly, obliquely and prolifically comes as a shock when put as starkly as in this catalogue and the international blockbuster exhibition it accompanies. The authors, eminent curators all, put together the exhibition (currently hanging at New York's Museum of Modern Art) and contribute a total of 34 short essays contrasting particular works and exploring the currents of the two men's mutual influence, including fauvism and cubism. Matisse's Le bonheur de vivre (1905-6) cemented itself in Picasso's mind from their first meeting, and would "reverberate in Picasso's imagination throughout his life," writes Golding. Varnedoe notes the influence of Matisse's Goldfish and Palette on...


Black Moleskine Ruled Journal 5x8
Kikkerland Design Inc.
8883701127
October 2003
Other Format
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Matisse Portraits
John Klein
0300081006
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Klein (art history, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia) uses Matisse's portraits to illustrate various aspects of portraiture, from the social, philosophical, historical, and psychological to the purely painterly. Through vivid descriptions of the paintings and discussions of the artist's relationships with his sitters family, friends, patrons, colleagues, etc. he develops the initial broad theoretical discussion of portraiture into a particular chronological analysis of the meaning of portrait painting to Matisse's life and work. Some of Matisse's paintings of his wife are distant, while portraits of his daughter seem more intimate, however isolated she may appear. Especially interesting is the artist's portrayal of himself throughout his life, revealing his introspection, integrity, and persona. John Russell's Matisse:...


Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors (Smart about Art Series)
Jane O'Connor
044842519X
March 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The Smart About Art series continues with Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors by Jane O'Connor, illus. by Jessie Hartland. Presented and organized in the style of a grade-school report (and written from the perspective of the fictitious "Keesie Johnson"), the latest installment covers the Fauve movement and Matisse's shift from painting to cut-paper collage. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-A creative way to instill an appreciation of art in children. The text begins with a "hand-printed" letter on lined paper from the teacher, Ms. Brandt, posing three questions to her students for their reports about a famous artist. The rest of the book is related as Keesia Johnson's report. Hartland's color illustrations are...


Henri Matisse
Russell T. Clement
0313281270
Dec 1993
Hardcover
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Choice
"...For serious Matisse scholars, this exhaustive work will be essential for research. Clement offers an extraordinarily complete reference work on Matisse, covering sources as early as 1920."

Review
“...For serious Matisse scholars, this exhaustive work will be essential for research. Clement offers an extraordinarily complete reference work on Matisse, covering sources as early as 1920.”–Choice

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Magical Day with Matisse
Julie Merberg
081183414X
March 2002
Board Book
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From Publishers Weekly
Two board books by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober introduce the works of world-renowned artists to the youngest audience. In each, lyrical text accompanies 10 masterpieces. A Magical Day with Matisse, for example, features his famous ring of dancers in Dance II ("Let's dance and fly, hold hands and sing, and spin round and round in a rosie ring"). In the Garden with Van Gogh includes Sunflowers, Irises and The Starry Night. Back matter contains a list of the paintings and the museums in which they appear. (May) Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
With a narrative that will entertain art lovers of all ages, this new board book is a fun way to introduce young children to fine art. The little ones will love spending A Magical Day with...


Matisse and Picasso
Francoise Gilot
0385422415
Feb 1992
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In Gilot's wonderfully intimate, captivating memoir, Matisse, whom she greatly admired as kindred soul and fellow painter, seems to be the force holding together her roller-coaster relationship with Picasso. Her stormy eight-year alliance with "bombastic introvert" Picasso, which yielded two children--a tale fully told in her Life with Picasso --is recapitulated here without a trace of bitterness. Gilot throws a floodlight on the dynamics of the Matisse-Picasso symbiosis, wherein each artist continually challenged the other to transcend aesthetic taboos. Partly a valentine to a bygone Paris, her narrative also fills in the early years of Matisse and Picasso, with telling glimpses of Colette, Giacometti, Cocteau, Braque, Gertrude Stein, Juan Gris and many others. The book is charmingly illustrated with paintings,...


The Unknown Matisse
Hilary Spurling
0375711333
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
"Matisse was born in 1869 in northern France and grew up in Bohain-en-Vermandois, near the Belgian border, on the drab, cold, wet beet fields of French Flanders. The same area, culturally and geographically speaking, had produced Vincent van Gogh sixteen years before." Thus begins the first full biography of an artist who, more than any other, is associated with Mediterranean heat, brilliant color and light, and languid, luxurious interiors. As author Hilary Spurling points out, an open window is one of Matisse's frequent motifs. Given the climate of his youth, that image speaks more of escape than of the sea air of the French Riviera.

If all biographers wrote with Spurling's warmth, empathy, and intelligence, no one would likely want to read any other kind of book. The Unknown Matisse is thoroughly researched, with...



Matisse and Picasso
Jack D. Flam
0641709641

Hardcover
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A Bird or Two: A Story about Henri Matisse
Bijou Le Tord
0802851843
September 1999
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Le Tord here does for Matisse what she did for Claude Monet in A Blue Butterfly: she bends her watercolor style to incorporate suggestions of Matisse's famous works, and her scant, poetic text tells readers just enough to kindle an appreciation for Matisse's genius. The artist is already old and accomplished when he is introduced here, newly arrived in Nice and influenced by the extraordinary light. His colors change; his friends say, "He paints/ the sunshine/ everyday./.../ He works/ joyfully,/ with a light/ heart." Le Tord's sun-steeped art brings out that lightness of heart: her portraits of Matisse radiate his happiness and sense of play. While her versions of his paintings are more a blending of her style and his (as opposed to imitation), they capture Matisse's optimism. She doesn't give much in the way of...


Matisse Portrait Postcards in Full Color
Henri Matisse
0486269019
Dec 1991
Paperback
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Matisse
Volkmar Essers
382285977X
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Henri Matisse's adventures in color and light constitute a landmark in the history of modern art. From his apprenticeship in the studio of Gustave Moreau to the paper cutouts of the 1950's, the stages of his journey represent a triumph of artistic research and resolution. More than 300 reproductions grace this volume. The text provides a fascination survey of a complex life that crossed the paths of many legendary figures of the age. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Matisse at Villa Le Reve
Marie-France Boyer
0500511756
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
"All my life I have worked in this way in front of these same objects; they give me the power of their reality by engaging my mind with all that they have experienced for me and with me." —Henri Matisse Henri Matisse lived at the villa Le Rêve in Vence from 1943 to1948. Here he created a sensuous world, bringing to Vence all the objects without which he could not draw and paint—jugs, vases, tables and chairs, shells, fabrics. A young Russian-born photographer, Hélène Adant, often came to visit her cousin Lydia Delectorskaya, who was Matisse's model and assistant from 1935 onward. Adant's photographs are a unique record, a series of freeze-frames that reveal the nature of Matisse's preparation for his art: perhaps an ornate Venetian chair partners a wrought-iron table displaying a yellow...


Pleasuring Painting
John Elderfield
050055028X
Apr 1996
Hardcover
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Midwest Book Review
In 1913, outraged by Henri Matisse's painterly violations of the female body, students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago found him guilty of "artistic murder" and "rapine" and proceeded to burn in effigy three of his works (including the "Blue Nude" of 1907). Since that time, Matisse's paintings of women have remained a source of deep controversy within the art world. In Pleasure Painting: Matisse's Feminine Representations, John Elderfield skillfully picks his way through the knotty politics of painterly pleasure, tracing the development of Matisse's feminine representations from "Carmelina" of 1903/04 to the odalisques of the Nice period of the 1920s, offering a startling reinterpretation of some of the artist's best-known works. Elderfield shows that Matisse was...


Henri Matisse
Jude Welton
053116621X
September 2002
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Discusses the life and career of this French artist, describing and giving examples of his work.

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