Matisse in the Barnes Foundation

Thames & Hudson has published Matisse in the Barnes Foundation edited by Yve-Alain Bois, Professor in the School of Historical Studies. The Barnes Foundation's Matisse collection, comprised of fifty-nine works from every stage of the artist’s career, are reproduced along with interpretive analyses that tell the stories of their acquisition and address their critical reception. Matisse in the Barnes Foundation includes an essay by Bois that addresses the evolution of The Dance and its role in Matisse’s career, essays by Karen Butler and Claudine Grammont on what Barnes thought of Matisse and why he collected his works, as well as major contributions by Barbara Buckley and Jennifer Mass on the artist’s technique and a report on the latest findings on the pigments used in Le Bonheur de vivre.