"Henri Matisse Box Cut Papers And Jazz Gilles Neret Taschen"The box includes two volumes.
The first analyzes the technique that Matisse will use at the end of his life, that of cut-out paper or gouache;
it is abundantly illustrated and the text is sure to be authoritative in the field.
The second volume is the facsimile of Jazz, an art book published in very few copies in 1947.
"The ultimate artistic heritage of Matisse. A perfect facsimile of Jazz, a masterpiece of the 20th century.
A work that brings back to life the masterpiece of Matisse's cut-out gouache period: Jazz.
Its readers meet Jazz as if it were the original 1947 edition.
As he neared 80, he developed a technique of cutting directly with scissors from brightly colored paper. What received the name of cut-out gouaches constituted a revolution in modern art. At the time, many critics saw in this work the manifestation of the madness of a senile old man, while nowadays it is commonly believed that by cutting shapes with scissors from paper, Matisse had brilliantly solved in a single gesture the classic antagonism between drawing and color.
Printed on the same quality paper as the original 1947 edition, this volume gives Jazz as if it were the original.
Printed in 18 colors on a small offset press.
The pages have been pulled 4 by 4 to get as close as possible to the quality of the original.
Printed on Old Mill paper, 190 gsm Italian paper made at Fedrigoni paper mill.
It is an archival quality felt-marked paper that comes closest to craft paper.
Respecting the shape of the original, this reissue in folded sheets of 4 pages has not been bound.
It is protected by an American jacket and a hard cover.
In order to place the work in its context, the book retraces in its entirety the history of Matisse's cut-out gouaches, which has its source in the artist's trip to Tahiti in 1930 and which reaches its greatest intensity at the end of his life in Nice.
This work also includes other late masterpieces, notably his contributions to the review Verve and the decoration of the Chapel of the Rosary in Vence.
The sumptuous reproductions of Matisse's work are matched with rare photographs taken by Matisse in Tahiti as well as photographs of Matisse by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï and the filmmaker Murnau. "
Both copies are in good condition, very slight friction on the corners and on the boards.
Page 175/176 of the book Les Papier Découpés is crumpled.
The box presents stains, wear and friction from use. A fairly deep scratch on one side.
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Height: 39.5 cm
Width: 29.5 cm
Thickness: 8.1 cm
Width: 29.3 cm
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