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Against this atmosphere of social ritual, glittering and adulatory, Matisse set his
image of music at its origins – enacted not by virtuosi with managers and
diamond studs but by five naked cavemen, pre-historical, almost presocial. A
reed flute, a ...
A quarter of a century after Matisse's death, the audacity of their colour remains
astonishing. What other artist could handle those deep, resonant cobalt blues,
those fuchsias and oranges, those velvety blacks and high yellows, without ...
There are no frescoes in the Vence chapel (he was too infirm to work in that
medium), but everything there was designed by Matisse: crucifix and altar,
stained-glass windows, Stations of the Cross, vestments, the lot. Matisse's
chasubles, with ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review