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Matisse the master
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Object ID 000186

Object Name Matisse the master

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Collection Mike Walsh Collection

Accession # 2017.02.103.026

Alternate ID NF 921 MAT

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Walsh

Accession Date MAY 22,2018


Location NF

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Object Keywords Biography,Matisse, Henri, -- 1869-1954,France--Artist,

Title Matisse the master, a life of Henri Matisse

Sub-Title The conquest of colour, 1909-1954


Edition 1st American ed.

Description / Abstract If my story were ever to be written down truthfully from start to finish, it would amaze everyone, wrote Henri Matisse. It is hard to believe today that Matisse, whose exhibitions draw huge crowds worldwide, was once almost universally reviled and ridiculed. His response was neither to protest nor to retreat; he simply pushed on from one innovation to the next, and left the world to draw its own conclusions. Unfortunately, these were generally false and often damaging. Throughout his life and afterward people fantasized about his models and circulated baseless fabrications about his private life.

Physical Description xxi, 512 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.

Author Spurling, Hilary

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ISBN 0679434291


Language English

Publisher New York : A.A. Knopf, 2005.

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Spine / Label 921 MAT