Sunday, March 30, 2014

Matisse's illustrated books on view at the Legion of Honor

Henri Matisse was 60 years old when he began to create original illustrations for livres d’artiste (artists’ books). By the time of his death, 25 years later, he had produced designs for 14 fully illustrated books, several of which are considered 20th-century masterpieces of the genre. View seven of these rare books, including Poésies (1932) and Pasiphaé (1944), in conjunction with the special exhibition "Matisse from SFMOMA" at the Legion of Honor.

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1 comment:

A Cuban In London said...

Stunning illustrations. Thanks for the explanation, too.

Greetings from London.