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MATISSE IN THE BARNES FOUNDATION. Ed. by Yve-Alain Bois. Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2015. Published in association with Thames and Hudson Inc., New York. Three volumes. Vol. 1: 200 pp. (2 foldout) with 149 ills. (130 col.). Vol. 2: 364 pp. with 229 ills. (195 col.). Vol. 3: 330 pp. (one foldout) with 238 ills. (231 col.). 35 x 27 cm. ISBN 9780500239414 In English.
Publisher's description: Matisse in the Barnes Foundation is a vibrant celebration slip-cased and beautifully produced of the Barnes's extraordinary Matisse collection; comprised of fifty-nine works from every stage of the artist's career, it is among the most important in the world. At the heart of the collection are Matisse's most historically significant paintings, Le Bonheur de vivre, also called The Joy of Life, and The Dance, the monumental mural that Albert C. Barnes commissioned to fill the lunettes of the Foundation's main gallery, transforming both the space and the artist's career. An essay by editor Yve-Alain Bois addresses the evolution of The Dance and its role in Matisse's career. An essay by Karen Butler looks at what Barnes thought of Matisse; Claudine Grammont considers how and why he collected his work. The works themselves, sumptuously reproduced, are the subjects of interpretive analyses that tell the stories of their acquisition and address their critical reception. The book includes major contributions by Barbara Buckley and Jennifer Mass on the artist's technique and a report on the latest findings on the pigments used in Le Bonheur de vivre.
Artist(s):Matisse, Henri
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1900-1945 — Painting
Plans: 70,75,68,56
Worldwide Number: 081486
Hardcover, boxed $350.00    

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