This abundantly illustrated publication, is dedicated to Henri Matisse, the modernist master of color and form.
With approximately 100 illustrations, the book reflects Matisse´s ongoing belief in the power of brilliant colors and simple forms. Though famed for his paintings, Matisse also worked with drawing, sculpture, lithography, stained glass, and collage, developing his unique cut-out medium when old age left him unable to stand and paint. From his first approach to Fauvism, to late works as Jazz or the Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence, in southeastern France.
The book includes a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance, a concise biography with explanatory captions