This is Matisse



ISBN: 9781780674797 Category:

Catherine Ingram


In the history of twentieth century modernism, Henri Matisse is a calm and unstoppable revolution of creative genius. Trained originally in the French classical manner, he was inspired by the Impressionists and Cézanne to create in a style that brought out the beauty of colour, form and line by reducing them to their essentials. While considered a leader of the Fauves and an inspiration to most of the great figures in modern art, he wasn’t particularly interested in being associated with any particular school or trend. A family man who worked ‘office hours’ in his studio he defies the image of the artist as enfant terrible or tortured soul. In a career spanning six decades, he produced masterpiece after masterpiece that constantly challenge how we perceive colour and form.

Additional information

Weight 378 g
Dimensions 17.4 x 22.6 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 March 2015
Number of pages 80
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Agnès Decourchelle
Dimensions 17.4 x 22.6 cm
Weight 378 g