The Unknown Matisse

The Unknown Matisse

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From his beginnings as the son of shopkeepers in Flanders through his impoverished days as a student, Spurling traces Matisse's life through his 30s in this thorough and riveting biography. 35 color a 152 baw illustrations.Cousin Hippolyte, who sold artistsa#39; colours and canvases, 41 went out of his way to be kind to aquot;the little cousin from ... civil procedure and the criminal law, making up with assiduous attendance for the fact that the law meant nothing to him (aquot;It was ... Henri armed himself with a glass peashooter and ammunition made from balls of putty with which he took pot shots ... had to be copied out by hand, using steel-nibbed dip pens or goose-feather quills, and blotted with sand (the first primitiveanbsp;...

Title:The Unknown Matisse
Author:Hilary Spurling
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2001


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