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Matisse. Cut-outs. 40th Ed. Xavier-Gilles Neret

Matisse. Cut-outs. 40th Ed. By Xavier-Gilles Neret

Matisse. Cut-outs. 40th Ed. by Xavier-Gilles Neret


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Summary

Confined to a wheelchair towards the end of his life, Henri Matisse reinvented himself. This new edition looks at the bright, bold cut-outs with which he created a new medium of art. Discover the history in rare photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson and F. W. Murnau, and with texts by surrealist writer Louis Aragon and Matisse himself.

Matisse. Cut-outs. 40th Ed. Summary

Matisse. Cut-outs. 40th Ed. by Xavier-Gilles Neret

Toward 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 long. 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 decoupees (gouache cut-outs) in fact represented a revolution in modern art, a whole new medium that reimagined the age-old conflict between color and line.

This edition of the first volume of our original award-winning XXL book provides a thorough historical context to Matisse's cut-outs, tracing their roots to his 1930 trip to Tahiti and continuing through to his final years in Nice. It includes many photos of Matisse, as well as some rare images by Henri Cartier-Bresson and the filmmaker F. W. Murnau, with texts by Matisse, publisher E. Teriade, 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.

About the series

TASCHEN is 40! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. Today we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program-now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.

Matisse. Cut-outs. 40th Ed. Reviews

An inspirational and ever relevant volume about an inspirational and ever relevant artist. * San Francisco Book Review *
A rare and outstanding symbiosis of book art and art book. * Der Standard *

About Xavier-Gilles Neret

Xavier-Gilles Neret teaches philosophy of art and design at the Ecole Duperre Paris and University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. He studies the connections between art, philosophy, and poetry. His publications include works on Bernard Saby, Daisuke Ichiba, Pakito Bolino, Anne van der Linden and a theoretical essay on graphzines. He lives and works in Paris. Gilles Neret (1933-2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer, and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU Museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L'OEil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. His TASCHEN titles include Salvador Dali: The Paintings, Matisse, and Erotica Universalis.

Additional information

NGR9783836589192
9783836589192
3836589192
Matisse. Cut-outs. 40th Ed. by Xavier-Gilles Neret
New
Hardback
Taschen GmbH
2022-08-18
412
N/A
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