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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- ...
Seurat was long dead by then, but Matisse became friends with his closest
follower, Paul Signac. Signac's paintings of Saint-Tropez bay were an important
influence on Matisse's work. So, perhaps, was the painting that Signac regarded
as his ...
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 ...
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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