Hardback Matisse in the Studio Exhibition Catalogue
Visit the studio of Henri Matisse with this exhibition catalogue, revealing for the first time how the artist drew on his collection of objects from the far corners of the world to create his transcendent art.By Helen Burnham, Ann Dumas and Ellen McBreen with a foreword by Matthew Teitelbaum and Christopher Le Brun.
I have worked all my life before the same objects… The object is an actor. A good actor can have a part in ten different plays; an object can play a role in ten different pictures.
This Matisse in the Studio catalogue accompanied the exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston before it travelled to the Royal Academy. The book features his key works alongside the eclectic range of objects that the artist chose to compose his worlds with throughout the decades, from Buddhist statuary to North African furniture and textiles. Chapters include Living with Objects by Marie-Thérèse Pulvenis de Seligny, Matisse at Work and
216 pages and fully illustrated in colour throughout.