Henri Matisse. Recortes. Dibujando Con Tijeras (Hardcover)

Henri Matisse. Recortes. Dibujando Con Tijeras By Gilles Néret (Editor), Xavier-Gilles Néret (Editor) Cover Image

Henri Matisse. Recortes. Dibujando Con Tijeras (Hardcover)

By Gilles Néret (Editor), Xavier-Gilles Néret (Editor)


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Towards the end of his monumental career as a painter, sculptor, and lithographer, an elderly, sickly Matisse was unable to stand and use a paintbrush for a longer period of time. In this late phase of his life--he was almost 80 years of age--he developed the technique of 'carving into color', creating bright, bold paper cut-outs. Though dismissed by some contemporary critics as the folly of a senile old man, these gouaches decoup es (gouache cut-outs) in fact represented a revolution in modern art, a whole new medium that re-imagined the age-old conflict between color and line. This fresh, standard TASCHEN edition of the first volume of our original prize-winning XL book provides a thorough historical context to Matisse's cut-outs, tracing their roots in his 1930 trip to Tahiti, through to his final years in Nice. It includes many photos of Matisse, some rare images, by Henri Cartier-Bresson and the filmmaker F.W. Murnau and text from Matisse, publisher E. T riade, the poets Louis Aragon, Henri Michaux, and Pierre Reverdy, and Matisse's son-in-law, Georges Duthuit. In their deceptive simplicity, the cut-outs achieved both a sculptural quality and an early minimalist abstraction which would profoundly influence generations of artists to come. Exuberant, multi-hued, and often grand in scale, these works are true pillars of 20th century art, and as bold and innovative to behold today as they were in Matisse's lifetime.

Product Details ISBN: 9783836536271
ISBN-10: 3836536277
Publisher: Taschen
Publication Date: July 18th, 2014
Pages: 334
Language: Spanish