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Softback Matisse in the Studio Exhibition Catalogue

Visit the studio of Henri Matisse with this softback exhibition catalogue, revealing for the first time how the artist drew on his collection of objects from the far corners of the world to create his transcendent art. By Helen Burnham, Ann Dumas and Ellen McBreen with a foreword by Matthew Teitelbaum and Christopher Le Brun.

WAS £18, NOW £5

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Product story

I have worked all my life before the same objects…
The object is an actor. A good actor can have a part in ten different plays;
an object can play a role in ten different pictures.

Henri Matisse

This Matisse in the Studio softback exhibition catalogue includes his key works alongside the eclectic range of objects that Matisse took inspiration from throughout the decades, from Buddhist statuary to North African furniture and textiles.

Chapters include Living with Objects by Marie-Thérèse Pulvenis de Seligny, Matisse at Work and by Ellen McBreen, The Object as Actor by Claudine Grammont, African Art and the Nude by Helen Burnham, Portraiture and Masking by Suzanne Preston Blier and The Mutability of Objects and Signs by Jack Flam.