A perfect facsimile of Jazz, a 20th century masterpiece
This two-volume edition includes a perfect facsimile of Matisse's seminal cut-out work: Jazz. At last, readers can experience Jazz as if holding the 1947 original.
The reputation of Henri Matisse (1869 1954) as the most important artist of the modern era is rivaled only by Picasso who himself said, All things considered, there is only Matisse. Towards the end of his monumental career as a painter, sculptor, and lithographer, an elderly, sickly Matisse was unable to stand and use a paintbrush. So at almost 80 years of age, he developed a new technique: he drew shapes on colored paper, cut them out and pasted them together. These gouaches decoupees (gouache cut-outs) represented a revolution in modern art, yet their simplicity was dismissed by many critics as the folly of a senile old man. Later critics realized that Matisse had found a brilliant solution to the age-old conflict between line and color one that would profoundly influence generations of artists to come.
Printed in exactly the same colors, using paper and inks similar to the 1947 edition, the facsimile volume allows readers to experience Jazz in its original, unbound form.
* Printed in 18 colors on a small offset press, 4 pages at a time, to obtain the highest fidelity to the original
* Printed on Old Mill in 190 g/m² from Italian paper mill Fedrigoni. This paper is of archival quality and has a felt-like softness, much like handmade paper
* As with the original, this reprint is unbound and folded in signatures of 4 pages. It is protected by a French folded jacket and a hard-backed cover
The second volume provides a thorough historical context to Matisse's cut-outs, tracing their genesis in his 1930 trip to Tahiti, through to his final years in Nice. Also included are other pivotal works from his later career, including his contributions to Verve magazine and his exquisite decoration of the Vence Chapel. Includes rare and historic photographs by Matisse taken in Tahiti, as well as photos of Matisse by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, and the filmmaker Murnau. The text is supplemented by quotations from Matisse, Picasso, E. Teriade (the publisher of Jazz and Verve), the poets Louis Aragon, Henri Michaux, and Pierre Reverdy, and Matisse s son-in-law, Georges Duthuit.
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Gilles Neret (1933-2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer, and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L'Oeil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. Neret's many titles for TASCHEN include Salvador Dali - The Paintings, Matisse, and Erotica Universalis. Xavier-Gilles Neret is a teacher of Philosophy in the region of Paris. Like his father Gilles Neret he is not only passionate about philosophy, but also about poetry and art. He has been working on the links which unite these disciplines, notably on Stephane Mallarme, about whom he has already written several articles. He is also interested in more marginal figures, such as the poet Claude Tarnaud and the artist Pascal Doury, having co-edited a book by the former and published reviews and essays on the latter.
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Description du livre Taschen GmbH, 2009. Hardcover. État : New. Brand new book. DAILY dispatch from our warehouse in Sussex, all international orders sent Airmail. We're happy to offer significant POSTAGE DISCOUNTS for MULTIPLE ITEM orders. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000697671
Description du livre TASCHEN America Llc, 2009. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire SONG3822830526