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Title Matisse : in search of true painting / edited by Dorthe Aagesen and Rebecca Rabinow.
Published New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2012], ©2012.
Book Cover

 Floor3  ND553.M37 A4 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 260 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Contents Director's Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Lenders to the Exhibition -- Introduction / Dorthe Aagesen and Rebecca Rabinow -- "A picture is like a game of cards" / Claudine Grammont -- Impressionism in Question / Claudine Grammont -- Blinded by the Sun / Alastair Wright -- Cézanne versus Signac / Claudine Grammont -- An Experiment in Deformation / Rebecca Rabinow and Isabelle Duvernois -- The Academic Tradion Revised / Dorth Aagesen and Kathrine Segel -- Model ; Bather ; Odalisque / Kasper Monrad -- Inventing a Decorative Space / Cécile Debray -- A Slight Shift in Perspective / Rebecca Rabinow and Isabelle Duvernois -- A Garden "Redone Three Times" / Cécile Debray -- Notre Dame between Heaven and Earth / Rémi Labrusse -- Time Embodied / Jack Flam -- Black Ribbon and Blue Stripes / Isabelle Monod-Fontaine -- Supernatural Interiors / Cécile Debray -- Surface and Depth / Stephanie D'Alessandro -- Laurette: Line and Color / Hilary Spurling -- Painting the Light / Dorthe Aagesen -- The Beach at Étretat / Rebecca Rabinow -- Anemonism: "A Dreamy Treatment of Color" / Cécile Debray -- Variations on the Odalisque / Isabelle Monod-Fontaine -- The Eternal Feminine / Jack Flam -- The Woman in Blue / Rebecca Rabinow -- The Metaphysics of Decoration / Doïna Lemny -- Toward a State of Pure Essence / Dorthe Aagesen -- Painting as Film / Dorthe Aagesen -- Themes and Variations / Samantha Rippner -- Front Views / Cécile Debray -- Radiant Color / Rebecca Rabinow -- Notes -- Works in the Exhibition / Compiled by Christel Hollevoet-Force and Mary Chan -- Bibliography -- Index -- Photograph Credits -- Contributions to the Catalogue.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Throughout his long career, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) continually expanded the boundaries of his art. By repeating images in pairs, trios, and series, he conducted an ongoing dialogue with his earlier works in order to, as he put it, "push further and deeper into true painting." In this fresh approach to a much-studied artist, prominent scholars from the United States and Europe examine more than sixty works in concise chapters that focus on this aspect of Matisse's working process. From early pairs such as Young Sailor I and II (1906) and Le Lexe I and II (1907-8) through a series of late studio scenes from Vence (1946-48). Matisse is shown revisiting a given theme with the aim of devising innovative, often radical, solutions to such problems as how to portray light, handle paint, select colors, and manipulate perspective. New technical studies of the early paired works and photographs documenting the evolution of his later paintings help to elucidate Matisse's complex evolution. In numerous excerpts from letter sand interviews, he is revealed as an artist who regularly questioned himself and his methods, a man of powerful intellect who regarded each new painting as an adventure. A significant addition to art historical literature, Matisse: In Search of True Painting is a revelatory study of a seminal figure in 20th-century modernism."--P. [4] of cover.
Subject Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954 -- Exhibitions.
Related Names Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954. Works. Selections. 2012.
Rabinow, Rebecca A., editor of compilation.
Aagesen, Dorthe, editor of compilation.
Statens museum for kunst (Denmark), host institution.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), host institution.
ISBN 9781588394675 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art (hc))
1588394670 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art (hc))
9780300184976 (Yale University Press (hc))
0300184972 (Yale University Press (hc))
9780300188578 (Yale UK)
0300188579 (Yale UK)
OCLC number 785864600