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Matisse By Lawrence Gowing

by Lawrence Gowing

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Examines Matisse's impact on modern art as well as examining his career, techniques, aesthetics, and stages of artistic development.
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Matisse by Lawrence Gowing

The work of Henri Matisse has been both a profound inspiration to his successors and a source of infinite enjoyment to all who love art. Yet the apparent spontaneity of his colour and ease of imagery were the fruit of a lifetime's arduous labour; the simplicity of his compositions the result of a formidable intelligence. In this richly illustrated study, Lawrence Gowing takes us through Matisse's career, assessing his influence on the art that has followed him and looking closely at Matisse's own achievements. The detailed discussion of individual works reveal the subtlety and complexity of one of the greatest masters of all time.

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Matisse Reviews

'No artist of the 20th century was so involved with the process of looking at the world and questioning that looking as was Matisse - and Gowing understands that completely' - Art in America
'Literate, informed and discerning' - Choice

About Lawrence Gowing

Sir Lawrence Gowing RA (1918 - 1991) was an English artist, writer, curator and teacher. Initially recognised as a portrait and landscape painter, he quickly rose to prominence as an art educator, writer, and eventually, curator and museum trustee.

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Matisse by Lawrence Gowing
Lawrence Gowing
World of Art
Used - Very Good
Thames & Hudson Ltd
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