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Title Matisse, his art and his textiles : the fabric of dreams.

Imprint London : Royal Academy of Arts, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  759.4 M427Dm 2004    ---  Axe Inventory 2023
Description 212 p. : ill., (chiefly col.) ports. ; 28 cm.
Note First published on the occasion of the exhibition: Matisse, his art and his textiles : the fabric of dreams, at the Royal Academy of Arts, 5 March-30 May 2005, and other venues.
Catalogue essays / Hilary Spurling et al.
Exhibition curators / Ann Dumas et al.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Material world : Matisse, his art and his textiles / Hilary Spurling -- Matisse and the metaphysics of decoration / Jack Flam -- 'What remains belongs to God' : Henri Matisse, Alois Riegl, and the arts of Islam / Remi Labrusse -- Chasubles : 'the purest and most radiant works ever created by Matisse' / Dominique Szymusiak -- Catalogue plates / with section introductions by Ann Dumas and Dominique Szymusiak -- Beginnings in Bohain ; A balance of forces ; A decorative art ; The colour of ideas : chasubles and African fabrics -- Catalogue entries / Kathleen Brunner, Ann Dumas and Dominique Szymusiak -- A key to the textiles -- Chronology / Hilary Spurling.
Summary Textiles were the key to Matisse's visual imagination. His ancestors had been weavers for generations: the textures and vibrancy of cloth were in his blood. Although Matisse was to outgrow every other influence, textiles retained their power to inspire his imagination throughout his life. His studio in Nice was a treasure house of exotic Persian carpets, delicate Arab embroideries, richly hued African wall hangings, curtains, costumes, patterned screens and backcloths. This sumptuously illustrated book, which includes over 100 works by Matisse together with numerous colourful fabrics, is the catalogue of a groundbreaking exhibition at the Musee Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambresis; the Royal Academy of Arts, London; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Matisse's relationship with the textiles that surrounded him from his earliest days is revealed here for the first time. Charting how the fabrics he painted from became the very fabric of his paintings, the authors examine the ways in which Matisse used what he called his "working library" of textiles to furnish, order and compose some of the twentieth century's most pioneering works of art.
Subject Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954 -- Exhibitions.
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954 -- Themes, motives.
Textile fabrics in art.
Textile fabrics -- Private collections -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Spurling, Hilary.
Dumas, Ann.
Musee Matisse.
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN 1903973465 (cased)
9781903973462 (cased)
1903973473 (pbk.)
9781903973479 (pbk.)
Standard No. NLGGC 267258275
YDXCP 100367532
NZ1 8776662
AU@ 000026648976
AU@ 000027051147
AU@ 000027112304

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