Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
This paperback edition presenting approximately 150 works presents a groundbreaking reassessment of artist Henri Matisse's (1869-1954) colorful and innovative final chapter. New research by conservators and curators explore technical and conceptual issues, from the artist's methods and materials to the role and function of the works in his practice, to their exploitation of decorative strategies. Richly illustrated to showcase the cut-outs in their vibrancy and luminosity, the book includes an introduction, a conservation essay, plus five thematic essays to chronicle the cut-outs' unfolding. Also featured are period photographs of the works in progress in Matisse's studio.