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Matisse's Sculpture: The Pinup and the Primitive (Hardcover)

Ellen McBreen

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ISBN 10: 030017103X / ISBN 13: 9780300171037
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Hardcover. Long perceived as a side pursuit to his celebrated painting career, Henri Matisse's sculpture receives an overdue critical examination in this book. Beginning in 1906, soon after the artis.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 228 pages. 1.601. Bookseller Inventory # 9780300171037

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Title: Matisse's Sculpture: The Pinup and the ...

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Long perceived as a side pursuit to his celebrated painting career, Henri Matisse’s sculpture receives an overdue critical examination in this book. Beginning in 1906, soon after the artist acquired his first African sculpture, Matisse found inspiration in erotic and ethnographic photography, which had become inexpensively mass-produced thanks to advances in halftone technology. Working with these two radically different depictions of the body—one hand carved, the other mechanically made—was a foundational method for Matisse and crucial to the development of his pre-World War I abstraction.

Far from a simple narrative of the artist “discovering” Africa, the highly original readings of Matisse’s Sculpture plot new coordinates of study for early 20th-century primitivism. It examines the larger constructs of thought at the time, with a penetrating analysis of anthropology, popular erotica, and the visual culture of French colonialism. In addition, the book repositions Matisse’s sculptural practice, particularly in regard to its investigations of race and sexuality, as a cornerstone of his prolific career.


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Ellen McBreen is assistant professor in the department of art and art history at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.


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