Matisse's Sculpture: The Pinup and the Primitive

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Product Details
Price
$54.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
228
Dimensions
9.46 X 1.05 X 11.31 inches | 3.53 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300171037

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About the Author
Ellen McBreen is assistant professor in the department of art and art history at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.
Reviews
'This original study examines the artist's thinking about, and engagement with the discipline, beginning with the purchase of his first African sculpture in 1906. Drawing on anthropology and popular culture, it promises to recalibrate how we consider the relationship between primitivism and early abstract art.'--Apollo Magazine -- (10/01/2014)
"A new account of the generally underappreciated, three-dimensional work of the Fauve master, [aiming] to establish the sources of Matisse's sculpture both in photographic images of nude women and in African sculpture. The author argues that Matisse sought to fuse the two seemingly incompatible sources to generate an image of raw sensuality that broke with the conventions of the Western artistic tradition. . . . McBreen's careful, thoughtful, formal analyses of Matisse's sculpture prevent this book from becoming an exercise in mere iconography."--Choice--Choice