A form filtered to the essentials," the eighty-year old master of modern art called the cut-paper technique. He began experimenting with the medium after an illness impaired his ability to paint, and it was cut paper that gave him a new sense of artistic freedom. Matisse's compositions are accompanied by reflective handwritten thoughts that offer informal advice to artists and students, as well as by an introduction from Riva Castleman, former director of the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at The Museum of Modern Art.
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Review: JazzUser Review - Joanne G. - Goodreads
The cover is the best part of the book, but I enjoyed perusing the rest. Even though Henri's notes are handwritten in French, translations are provided. There isn't much to the book, so I'd hesitate to recommend it to anyone other than Matisse admirers. Read full review
Review: JazzUser Review - Susan Baranoff - Goodreads
Not the version I read, but this is as close as it got. I love Matisse's cut-outs Read full review