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. The detailed discussion of individual works reveals the subtlety and complexity of one of the greatest masters of our time. 191 illus., 32 in color.
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This richly illustrated book draws upon Lawrence Gowing's earlier writings on Matisse, including a study described by Albert Elsen as 'one of the finest, most perceptive and inspired essays' on the subject.About the Author:
Lawrence Gowing (1918-1991), art historian, teacher, and painter, was the author of "Cezanne: The Early Years", and curator of the landmark exhibition mounted in Paris in 1988. His last books were "Cezanne: The Basel Sketchbooks" (1988) and "Paintings in the Louvre" (1994).
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0195201574