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  • Published: 28 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241969083
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $12.99

Henri Matisse

A Second Life




An essential guide to one of the 20th century's greatest artists - published in time for a major Tate Modern retrospective

Henri Matisse was one of the most important and beloved artists of the twentieth century, rivalled only by his friend - and rival - Pablo Picasso. In a body of work spanning over a half-century, he was variously a draughtsman, a printmaker, a sculptor and a painter.

This short book is both a biography and a guide to his art. It focuses on the extraordinary works that Henri Matisse made during the last period of his life - the large-scale cut-outs on coloured paper, including his famous Blue Nudes, The Snail and Large Composition with Masks.

  • Published: 28 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241969083
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $12.99

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Praise for Henri Matisse

Sooke is an immensely engaging character. He has none of the weighty self-regard that often afflicts art experts and critics; rather he approaches his subjects with a questioning, open, exploratory attitude

Sarah Vine, The Times

His shows are excellent - clever, lively, scholarly, but not too lecturey; he's very good at linking his painters with the world outside the studio, and at how these artists have affected the world today' Sam Wollaston reviewing 'Modern Masters'

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