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When in 1905 an affable critic looked around one gallery of the Paris Salon d'
Automne, which contained an Italianate bust surrounded by the works of Henri
Matisse and his colleagues, he made a wisecrack about "Donatello chez les ...
The best sight of all, however, was Henri Matisse inventing the Mediterranean. It
is still amazing to find how deeply one's images and expectations of that now
vanishing coast have been marked by Matisse's skies and awnings, his lion- ...
86 Henri Matisse The Dance 19 10 Decorative panel, oil on canvas 102} x 125}
ins The Hermitage, Leningrad (photo z1ola) © spadem 87 Henri Matisse Music
1910 Decorative panel, oil on canvas 102^ x 153 ins The Hermitage, Leningrad ...
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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