Matisse Woman in Blue Sketchbook
Discover and celebrate a decade of exploration and renewal in the work of Henri Matisse with our museum exclusive collection of sketchbooks made just for the exhibit.
By 1930, Henri Matisse had achieved significant international renown, yet he found himself in a deep creative slump. The turning point came in the fall of that year with a commission to decorate the main gallery of the Barnes Foundation, then located in a suburb of Philadelphia. The resulting monumental mural, The Dance (1930–33), turned Matisse’s artistic practice around.
Matisse in the 1930s explores changes in the artist’s work across multiple formats, including easel and decorative painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, and the illustrated book. The exhibition also addresses the methods of working that renewed Matisse’s style, as well as his modern renderings of mythological themes from antiquity, his depictions of female models in the studio, and his partnership with his studio manager and model, Lydia Delectorskaya.
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mishmash was built on a deep passion for everything office. Writing objects have the ability to capture ideas, and that grew into our mission, to inspire you to be adventurous and fulfil your own dreams.
- Museum Exclusive
- A6, 4.1 x 5.8 inches (10.5 x 14.8 cm)
- 96 pages
- Blank pages
- Supports ink, marker, pencil, colored pencil, pen, and crayon
- Natural smooth paper 90g
- Notebook opens 180º degrees and lays flat on your desk so you can have the best possible writing experience
- Binding exposed Smyth Sewn stitch-finish spine