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Plant Drawings Henri Matisse

Plant Drawings

Henri Matisse

Published June 1st 2002
ISBN : 9781584231158
Paperback
191 pages
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More intensely than any other artists of the 20th century, Matisse and Kelly focussed on the fragile architecture of the plant world.They were prolific in their output and both were driven by the desire to capture in line drawings the energy andMoreMore intensely than any other artists of the 20th century, Matisse and Kelly focussed on the fragile architecture of the plant world.They were prolific in their output and both were driven by the desire to capture in line drawings the energy and rhythm of organic matter.Plant Drawings is a unique collection of work that clearly illustrates how each artist experimented with hundreds of different forms and motifs to achieve his desired effect. In some drawings the eye is captured and held, in others it is sent ricocheting away. Some forms are closed, others left open. Nothing seems settled and it is precisely this manifestation of tension between opposite poles that gives each piece an aura of incredible vitality.Masters unmatched, Matisse and Kelly, come together superbly in Plant Drawings, a remarkably beautiful book.