Matisse: The Life (Paperback)Hilary Spurling (author)
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'Inspired, innovative, remarkable' Independent
'Spurling has done better than anyone else at uncovering intimate information about Matisse' Guardian
The abridged, one-volume edition of Hilary Spurling's critically acclaimed biography of Henri Matisse, one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the twentieth century
Henri Matisse was one of the most important and beloved artists of the twentieth century, rivalled only by his friend and competitor Pablo Picasso. Hilary Spurling's The Unknown Matisse and Matisse the Master were together heralded as the definitive biography of the artist, and Matisse the Master went on to win the Whitbread Book of the Year award in 2005.
This essential abridged edition of the Life reveals the origins of Matisse's astonishing talent, provides a unique insight into his life and work, and, by documenting the difficult path he took alone, clearly places him at the front rank of those who made art modern.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 415 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
Spurling at her brilliant best as passionate scholar, traveller and storyteller . . . Lavishly illustrated and lovingly well written'
An outstanding biography, as full of insights into the pictures as it is revealing about the man * The Times on 'Matisse the Master' *
Destined to remain the standard biography for a long time. Spurling has done better than anyone else at uncovering intimate information about Matisse * Guardian on 'Matisse the Master' *