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Henri Matisse: Traits Essentiels: Monotypes 1906-1952 [Paperback]

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If painting was for Matisse the expression of a "state of condensed sensations," his engravings consisted of "Traits Essentiels" or "essential lines:" they were recordings of a single sensation, and rarely passed through any series of stages or reworkings. In fact, engraving was a refuge. Marguerite Duthuit-Matisse, co-author of a catalogue raisonne of her father's prints, describes the graphic work he often executed at the end of a painting session as an "agreeable conclusion." After several experiments with drypoint, Matisse turned toward woodcut in 1906 (and gave it up almost immediately), then worked simultaneously in monotype and etching, where he achieved an astonishing tension between surface and line. Later, he turned to linocut and to sugarlift aquatint. It is on these projects that the selection in Traits Essentiels focuses: Lithography, which Matisse practiced from 1906 to 1952, and with which he was less experimental, is excluded. Text in French only.

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Pages   152
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 6.7" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2007
Publisher   Walther Konig
ISBN  2830602331  
ISBN13  9782830602333  

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