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Matisse and Picasso : The Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship - Jack Flam

Matisse and Picasso

The Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship

By: Jack Flam

Paperback Published: 5th May 2004
ISBN: 9780813390468
Number Of Pages: 296

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Matisse and Picasso achieved extraordinary prominence during their lifetimes. They have become cultural icons, standing not only for different kinds of art but also for different ways of living. Matisse, known for his restraint and intense sense of privacy, for his decorum and discretion, created an art that transcended daily life and conveyed a sensuality that inhabited an abstract and ethereal realm of being. In contrast, Picasso became the exemplar of intense emotionality, of theatricality, of art as a kind of autobiographical confession that was often charged with violence and explosive eroticism. In "Matisse and Picasso," Jack Flam explores the compelling, competitive, parallel lives of these two artists and their very different attitudes toward the idea of artistic greatness, toward the women they loved, and ultimately toward their confrontations with death.

"Brilliantly details the strange union of this very odd couple."

Prefacep. vii
Before Matisse and Picassop. 1
Two Encountersp. 9
A New Arenap. 23
Night and Dayp. 45
Redefining Realityp. 67
Crossingsp. 89
Dreams of Desirep. 119
The Language of Lovep. 151
Intimations of Mortalityp. 183
After Matisse and Picassop. 217
Notesp. 227
List of Illustrationsp. 255
Acknowledgmentsp. 261
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780813390468
ISBN-10: 081339046X
Series: Icon Editions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 5th May 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.1  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1