Matisse. ScherenschnitteLegato in lino, 6.7 x 9.4 in., 3.17 lb, 412 pagine40
Drawing with Scissors
Matisse’s revolutionary late-period work
This fresh edition of the first volume of our original award-winning XXL book provides a thorough historical context to Matisse’s cut-outs, tracing their roots in his 1930 trip to Tahiti, through to his final years in Nice. It includes many photos of Matisse, some rare images, by Henri Cartier-Bresson and the filmmaker F. W. Murnau and text from Matisse, publisher E. Tériade, the poets Louis Aragon, Henri Michaux, and Pierre Reverdy, and Matisse’s son-in-law Georges Duthuit.
In their deceptive simplicity, the cut-outs achieved both a sculptural quality and an early minimalist abstraction which would profoundly influence generations of artists to come. Exuberant, multi-hued, and often grand in scale, these works are true pillars of 20th-century art, and as bold and innovative to behold today as they were in Matisse’s lifetime.
Gilles Néret (1933–2005) è stato storico dell'arte, giornalista, scrittore e corrispondente museale. Ha organizzato numerose rassegne d'arte in Giappone e ha fondato il museo SEIBU e la Galleria Wildenstein di Tokyo. Ha diretto riviste d'arte come L’Œil e Connaissance des Arts e ha ricevuto il premio Elie Faure nel 1981 per le sue pubblicazioni. Con TASCHEN ha pubblicato, tra gli altri, Salvador Dalí: I dipinti, Matisse ed Erotica Universalis.
Xavier-Gilles Néret teaches philosophy of art and design at the École Duperré Paris and University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He studies the connections between art, philosophy, and poetry. His publications include works on Bernard Saby, Daisuke Ichiba, Pakito Bolino, Anne van der Linden and a theoretical essay on graphzines. He lives and works in Paris.