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Hardback Matisse in the Studio Exhibition Catalogue
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Hardback Matisse in the Studio Exhibition Catalogue

Royal Academy of Arts

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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 by Ellen McBreen, The Object as Actor by Claudine Grammont, African Art and the Nude by Helen Burnham, Portraiture and Masking by Suzanne Preston Blier and The Mutability of Objects and Signs by Jack Flam.

216 pages and fully illustrated in colour throughout.

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