Henri Matisse A Second Life

Henri Matisse: A Second Life by Alastair Sooke is a concise book focusing on the work created by Matisse in his extraordinary final decade. After a lifesaving operation that left him too weak to paint... Matisse invented a ground-breaking and effortless new way of making art. The results rank among his greatest works... His medium? Coloured paper and scissors.
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No. of Pages 118
No. of Illustrations Text
Dimensions 18 x 11cm
Fabric & material Paperback
SKU 02085983

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Henri Matisse: A Second Life explores the development and significance of Matisse's cut-outs during the time he regarded as 'a second life', written to coincide with the exhibition Henri Matise: the Cut-Outs at both Tate Modern in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Alastair Sooke is art critic of the Daily Telegraph and has written and presented documentaries on television and radio for the BBC.

Sooke is an immensely engaging character. He has none of the weighty self-regard that often afflicts art experts and critics;
rather he approaches his subjects with a questioning, open, exploratory attitude.

Sarah Vine, The Times

The book contains an epilogue, author's note and select bibliography with chapters including:

Resurrection, Jazz, Oceania, Vence, Nice and 1952.

118 pages with 5 black and white illustrations.