This is Matisse

Hardback

Main Details

Title This is Matisse
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Catherine Ingram
Illustrated by   Agnes Decourchelle
SeriesThis is...
Physical Properties
Format:Hardback
Pages:80
Dimensions(mm): Height 228,Width 171
CategoriesArt and design styles - c 1800 to c 1900
Individual artists and art monographs
ISBN 9781780674797
ClassificationsDewey:759.4
Audience
General

Publishing Details

Publisher Laurence King Publishing
Imprint Laurence King Publishing
Publication Date 1 March 2015
NZ Release Date 1 March 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom

Description

In the history of twentieth century modernism, Henri Matisse is a calm and unstoppable revolution of creative genius. Trained originally in the French classical manner, he was inspired by the Impressionists and Cezanne to create in a style that brought out the beauty of colour, form and line by reducing them to their essentials. While considered a leader of the Fauves and an inspiration to most of the great figures in modern art, he wasn't particularly interested in being associated with any particular school or trend. A family man who worked 'office hours' in his studio he defies the image of the artist as enfant terrible or tortured soul. In a career spanning six decades, he produced masterpiece after masterpiece that constantly challenge how we perceive colour and form.

Author Biography

Catherine Ingram obtained a First Class Honours degree at Glasgow University. After an MA in 19th Century Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Catherine became a graduate scholar at Trinity College, Oxford. On completion of her D.Phil, she was made a Prize Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford. Agnes Decourchelle is an illustrator who primarily works in pencil and watercolours. She received her Diploma in illustration in Paris and an MA in Communication Art and Design. She lives and works in Paris.