Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005
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Summary: When young Pablo Picasso arrived in Paris in October 1900 he made his way up the hillside of Montmartre ... The real revolution in the arts first took place not, as is commonly supposed, in the 1920s to the accompaniment of the Charleston, black jazz and mint juleps but more quietly and intimately, in the shadow of the windmills-- artificial and real-- and in the cafes and cabarets of...
Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2015
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Summary: "When Henri Matisse was a boy, he drew pictures everywhere. And when he grew up, he became a famous artist whose paintings were beloved around the world. Them late in life, a serious illness confined Henri to just his bed and a wheelchair. But amazingly, from there he created some of his finest works , the enormous and breathtaking paper cut-outs."--Jacket flap.
Publisher / Publication Date: 2013
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 709.2 MAT
Contents: The Moroccan hinge / Pierre Schneider -- Matisse's Moroccan sketchbooks and drawings : self-discovery through various motifs / Jack Cowart -- Matisse in Morocco : an interpretive guide / John Elderfield -- The Russian collectors and Henri Matisse / Albert Kostenevich -- Chronology / Laura Coyle -- Appendix 1 : Letters relating to the Morosov and Shchukin Commissions / Beatrice Kernan, Laura...
Publisher / Publication Date: National Gallery of Art 1990
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.4 MAT
Summary: A story inspired by the life of the influential French master artist considers how he transformed his dreary childhood community in northern France through his expressions of color and form.
Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MAC
Summary: Presents the life and work of the turn-of-the-twentieth-century French artist, imagining his art-inspired childhood and growth into becoming one of the most admired artists in the world.
Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books For Young Readers 2012
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAT
Summary: Unable to paint after surgery, Mr. Matisse sets out to fill his world with color using a mixture of paint and cut paper.
Publisher / Publication Date: NorthSouth 2016
Copies Available at East Bay1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAE
Summary: Pigasso, a talented pig, and Mootisse, an artistic bull, live across the road from one another, but when conflicts arise they build fences that ultimately become modern art masterpieces. Includes biographies of the real-life artists, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 1998
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE LAD
Summary: "Picasso & Matisse. Manet & Degas. Pollack & de Kooning. Lucian Freud & Francis Bacon. This is the story of four pairs of artists -- each linked by friendship and a spirit of competitiveness. Taken together, they form an impressive lineage stretching across more than 150 years. But in each case, these relationships had a flashpoint, a damaging psychological event that seemed to mark both an end...
Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 SME
Summary: Three stories, each around a particular Matisse painting. In Medusa's Ankles, a hairdresser informs a customer he is considering leaving his wife because she has allowed her ankles to get fat. The novel describes the reaction of the customer, herself conscious of her waning looks.
Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1995
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BYA
Summary: Explore the little known and tender relationship that existed between artist Henri Matisse and a young woman who became his inspiration for beautiful works of art both before and after becoming a Dominican nun.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2003
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MOD
Summary: It is hard to believe today that Matisse was once almost universally reviled and ridiculed. His response was neither to protest nor to retreat; he simply pushed on from one innovation to the next, and left the world to draw its own conclusions. Unfortunately, these were generally false and often damaging. Throughout his life and afterward people fantasized about his models and circulated...
Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2005