Henri Matisse created an oeuvre that is unparalleled in its brilliance and originality. His colorfully luminescent paintings are a sweeping affirmation of joie - de - vivre, levity and sensitivity. Featuring well - researched texts and numerous illustrations, this volume offers fascinating insights into the life and artistic development of Henri Matisse Henri Matisse, one of the preeminent pioneers of modern art. When people think of Matisse's art, they tend to remember above all the famous cut - o uts from the last years of his life. He created these at a time when he was already confined to his bed and traded his brush for scissors. In the new volume of the The Great Masters of Art series, Markus Muller knowledgeably and vividly describes how Matis se's artistic oeuvre developed towards these color - intensive and near - abstract works. An illustrated biography, as well as archive finds the author was able to include thanks to his close connection to the artist's estate, present Matisse as an artist whos e works are a feast of colors and forms.
Diethard Leopold is an art collector and cofounder of the Leopold Museum in Vienna and chairman of the Leopold Trust. Isabell Cahn is a curator at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. Markus Muller is director of the Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso in Munster.