Text by Jay McKean Fisher
This striking hardcover book with a metallic stamped cover includes 63 of the French master's engravings done throughout his life that track alongside the subjects and interests that made their way into his work as his style developed. These subjects, overwhelmingly women, included classical nudes, women dressed in North African costume, portraits and a print version of Matisse's celebrated mural for the Barnes Foundation, The Dance.
Henri Matisse (1869–1954) is universally known for his iconic paintings, the centerpieces of museum collections throughout the world. However, somewhat less well known is his work as printmaker and engraver between the years 1900 and 1954, the year of his death. His engraving work encompasses more than 800 pieces that comprise a gigantic visual library, offering a complete document about his working process and his way of transforming his visual material into art.
Hardcover, 144 pages, 2020.
6.5" x 8.5"