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HENRI MATISSE: A RETROSPECTIVE.

Elderfield, John.

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ISBN 10: 087070432X / ISBN 13: 9780870704321
Published by Museum of Modern Art/Abrams (1992), NY, 1992
Condition: Book and dw fine condition Hardcover
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Large quarto 480 pgs. Well illustrated, much in color. Bookseller Inventory # 2083

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Title: HENRI MATISSE: A RETROSPECTIVE.

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art/Abrams (1992), NY

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Book and dw fine condition

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Surveys Matisse's life and career, and shows examples of paintings, drawings, and sculpture from each period

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Reproducing more than 400 artworks (320 in color), this hefty catalogue of an exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art documents the largest and most ambitious Matisse retrospective ever assembled. In his exciting introductory essay, MoMA curator Elderfield, who organized the exhibit, interprets the artist as a painter of metaphors, signs and analogies that pointed to an internal world of the imagination. No mere hedonist, Matisse mistrusted visual sensations and aimed at a mode of representation that had the clarity of a text, notes Elderfield, who brilliantly deconstructs the artist's pictorial language. Elderfield shows that the myth of a Golden Age, expressed in images of luxury and erotic fulfillment, is a key influence on a man who decisively altered the way we look at pictures. While the focus here is on painting, numerous drawings, sculptures, prints and stained-glass window designs are also reproduced.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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