MATISSE, HENRI

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

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Hardcover, 9 x 10.5 in. / 302 pgs / 250 color.

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PUB DATE 5/31/2014
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London, England
Tate Modern, 04/17/14-09/07/14

New York
The Museum of Modern Art, 10/25/14-02/08/15

With their economy of means and chromatic geometries, Matisse’s cut-outs are the apex of his "construction by means of color"

  

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Edited by Karl Buchberg, Nicholas Cullinan, Jodi Hauptman. Contributions by Samantha Friedman, Flavia Frigeri, Markus Gross, Stephan Lohrengel.

Featured photograph, by Lydia Delectorskaya, © 2013 Succession H. Matisse, is reproduced from <I>Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs</I>.Published in conjunction with the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Henri Matisse’s paper cut-outs, made from the early 1940s until the artist’s death in 1954, this publication presents approximately 150 works in a groundbreaking reassessment of Matisse’s colorful and innovative final chapter. The result of research conducted on two fronts--conservation and curatorial--the catalogue offers a reconsideration of the cut-outs by exploring a host of technical and conceptual issues: the artist’s methods and materials and the role and function of the works in his practice; their economy of means and exploitation of decorative strategies; their environmental aspects; and their double lives, first as contingent and mutable in the studio and ultimately made permanent, a transformation accomplished via mounting and framing. Richly illustrated to present the cut-outs in all of their vibrancy and luminosity, the book includes an introduction and a conservation essay that consider the cut-outs from new theoretical and technical perspectives, and five thematic essays, each focusing on a different moment in the development of the cut-out practice, that provide a chronicle of this radical medium’s unfolding, and period photographs that show the works in process in Matisse’s studio.
One of modern art’s towering figures, Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was a painter, draftsman, sculptor and printmaker before turning to paper cut-outs in the 1940s. From the clashing hues of his Fauvist works made in the South of France in 1904–05, to the harmonies of his Nice interiors from the 1920s, to this brilliant final chapter, Matisse followed a career-long path that he described as "construction by means of color."

Featured photograph, by Lydia Delectorskaya, © 2013 Succession H. Matisse, is reproduced from Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Architectural Digest

Samuel Cochran

In the late 1940s, suffering from ill health, the French artist Henri Matisse retired his paintbrush. A spirit as creative as his, however, was not to be restrained.

The Economist

Vibrant designs of apparent simplicity spooling from a master's hands in the last decade of his life, each one a tableau of luminosity and power.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/8/2014

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Henri Matisse: The Cut-OutsThe 1947 collaged gouache on paper "Two Masks (The Tomato)" is reproduced from Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, the fabulous catalog to the exhibition currently on view at Tate Modern, which travels to MoMA in the fall. In her Introduction, Jodi Hauptman quotes the artist, "By creating these colored, paper cutouts, it seems to me that I am happily anticipating things to come. I don’t think that I have ever found such balance as I have in creating these paper cutouts. But I know that it will only be much later that people will realize to what extent, the work I am doing today is in step with the future." continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/6/2014

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs"Memory of Oceania" (1953), is reproduced from Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, the fabulous catalog to the exhibition currently on view at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In her Introduction, Jodi Hauptman quotes the artist, "It is no longer the brush that slips and slides over the canvas, it is the scissors that cut into the paper and into the color. The conditions of the journey are 100 per cent different. The contour of the figure springs from the discovery of the scissors that give it the movement of circulating life. This tool doesn’t modulate, it doesn’t brush on, but it incises in, underline this well, because the criteria of observation will be different." continue to blog


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