Matisse in the Studio
Anna Barnet and Ellen McBreen
Published to accompany the Royal Academy exhibition ‘Matisse in the Studio’, this book is the first in English to explore the essential role that Henri Matisse’s personal collection of objects played in his studio practice. Featured frequently in the modern master’s bold paintings, drawings, and cut-outs, and influencing the development of his work in sculpture, Matisse’s objects formed a secret history hiding in plain sight. Works that span the artist’s entire career are presented here alongside the objects that inspired them, from Asian vases and African masks to intricate textiles from the Islamic world. With lush illustrations and archival images, Matisse in the Studio provides exceptional insights into the world of the artist at work.
Ellen McBreen is Associate Professor of Art History at Wheaton College, Massachusetts. Helen Burnham is Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Suzanne Preston Blier is Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Ann Dumas is Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Jack Flam is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and President of the Dedalus Foundation. Claudine Grammont is Director and Chief Curator of the Musée Matisse, Nice. Hélène Ivanoff is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Frobenius Institute of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt. Marie-Thérèse Pulvenis de Séligny is the former Director and Chief Curator of the Musée Matisse, Nice.