Matisse in the studio.

By: McBreen, Ellen | Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain).
Contributor(s): Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954 | Blier, Suzanne Preston.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Museum of Fine Arts, 2017Description: 216 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780878468430.Subject(s): Painting - French | Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954-ExhibitionsDDC classification: 759.4MAT
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Published to accompany the Royal Academy exhibition 'Matisse in the Studio', this book is the first in English to explore the essential role that Henri Matisse's personal collection of objects played in his studio practice. Featured frequently in the modern master's bold paintings, drawings, and cut-outs, and influencing the development of his work in sculpture, Matisse's objects formed a secret history hiding in plain sight. Works that span the artist's entire career are presented here alongside the objects that inspired them, from Asian vases and African masks to intricate textiles from the Islamic world. With lush illustrations and archival images, Matisse in the Studio provides exceptional insights into the world of the artist at work.

Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Reviews provided by Syndetics


This exhibition catalogue comprises six essays on Matisse's activities in the secure and theatrical spaces of his various studios. The images are of Matisse's paintings and sculptures and of the studios, and though these are by and large familiar, the essays provide new insights into Matisse's creative process. Contributors examine Matisse's working methods; his use and manipulation of props; the global aspects of his far-ranging collection of artifacts and how he may have interpreted the other cultures represented by these objects; and how he changed his depiction of these sometimes exotic, sometimes quite ordinary objects to support the emotive sensibility he wanted to create or to explore the character of the sitter he was portraying. Burnham's discussion of how Matisse used African art ranges well beyond the usual identification of sources. This investigation of enclosed interior spaces and of Matisse's models and sources offers new insights into the artist's work. It is an important addition to the Matisse literature. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above. --John T. Paoletti, Wesleyan University