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The Resource Matisse the master : a life of Henri Matisse: the conquest of colour, 1909-1954, Hilary Spurling

Matisse the master : a life of Henri Matisse: the conquest of colour, 1909-1954, Hilary Spurling

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Matisse the master : a life of Henri Matisse: the conquest of colour, 1909-1954
Title
Matisse the master
Title remainder
a life of Henri Matisse: the conquest of colour, 1909-1954
Statement of responsibility
Hilary Spurling
Title variation
Life of Henri Matisse, the conquest of colour, 1909-1954
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is hard to believe today that Matisse was once almost universally reviled and ridiculed. His response was neither to protest nor to retreat; he simply pushed on from one innovation to the next, and left the world to draw its own conclusions. Unfortunately, these were generally false and often damaging. Throughout his life and afterward people fantasized about his models and circulated baseless fabrications about his private life. Fifty years after his death, this biography shows us the painter as he saw himself. With unprecedented access to new material, Spurling documents a lifetime of desperation and self-doubt. Here for the first time is the truth about Matisse's models; but every woman who played a part in Matisse's life was remarkable in her own right, not least his beloved daughter Marguerite, whose honesty and courage surmounted all ordeals, including interrogation and torture by the Gestapo in the Second World War.--From publisher description
Summary
Chronicles the later years of the influential artist, interweaving analyses of his work with a study of Matisse's relationships with family and friends, trips around the world, the women in his life, and the continuing influences on the evolution of his art
Writing style
Award
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, 2005.
  • Whitbread Book Award for Biography, 2005.
  • Whitbread Book of the Year Award, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
Biography type
individual biography
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154337
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Spurling, Hilary
Dewey number
  • 759.4
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1869-1954
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  • Matisse, Henri
  • Spurling, Hilary
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True
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  • Matisse, Henri
  • Artists
Target audience
adult
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a life of Henri Matisse, the conquest of colour, 1909-1954
Label
Matisse the master : a life of Henri Matisse: the conquest of colour, 1909-1954, Hilary Spurling
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Publication
Note
Companion volume to the author's: The unknown Matisse
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 469-496) and index
Control code
ocn148996584
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 512 p., [24] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9780375711534
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)148996584
Label
Matisse the master : a life of Henri Matisse: the conquest of colour, 1909-1954, Hilary Spurling
Publication
Note
Companion volume to the author's: The unknown Matisse
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 469-496) and index
Control code
ocn148996584
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 512 p., [24] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9780375711534
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)148996584

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