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Title Matisse, his art and his textiles : the fabric of dreams.
Imprint London : Royal Academy of Arts, [2004]
©2004

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  N6853.M33 A4 2004x    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  N6853.M33 A4 2004x    AVAILABLE  
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.
Alt Name Spurling, Hilary.
Dumas, Ann.
Musée Matisse.
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Description 212 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) portraits ; 28 cm
Note Originally published on the occasion of the exhibition: Matisse, his art and his textiles : the fabric of dreams, at Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, 23 October 2004-25 January 2005; Jillian and Arthur M. Sackler Wing of Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 5 March-30 May 2005; and, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 23 June-25 September 2005.
Exhibition curated by Ann Dumas and others.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis; 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.
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 / Rémi 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.
ISBN 1903973465 (cased)
9781903973462 (cased)
1903973473 (pbk.)
9781903973479 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9781903973462
OCLC # 59136312
Additional Format Online version: Matisse, his art and his textiles. London : Royal Academy of Arts, ©2004 (OCoLC)564421691.
Table of Contents
 Material world : Matisse, his art and his textiles / Hilary Spurling14
 Matisse and the metaphysics of decoration / Jack Flam34
 'What remains belongs to God' : Henri Matisse, Alois Riegl and the arts of Islam / Remi Labrusse46
 Chasubles : 'the purest and most radiant works ever created by Matisse' / Dominique Szymusiak62
 Catalogue plates / Ann Dumas, Dominique Szymusiak73
 Beginnings in Bohain75
 A balance of forces81
 A decorative art97
 The colour of ideas : chasubles and African fabrics155
 Catalogue entries / Kathleen Brunner, Ann Dumas, Dominique Szymusiak179
 Chronology / Hilary Spurling 


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