A richly illustrated survey of Matisse’s impact on modern art that also examines his career, techniques, aesthetics and stages of artistic development

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Lawrence Gowing


In this richly illustrated study, Lawrence Gowing takes us through Matisse’s career, assessing the lifetime of arduous labor that culminated in the apparent spontaneity of his color and ease of his imagery, and in the formidable intelligence of his compositions.

A detailed discussion of individual works reveals the subtlety and complexity of one of the greatest masters of our time.

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Weight 435 g
Dimensions 15 x 21 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 March 1980
Number of pages 216
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15 x 21 cm
Weight 435 g


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Sir Lawrence Gowing RA (1918 - 1991) was an English artist, writer, curator and teacher. Initially recognised as a portrait and landscape painter, he quickly rose to prominence as an art educator, writer, and eventually, curator and museum trustee.