Hardback coffee table book featuring the work of artist, Henri Matisse. By Gilles Néret, published in 1999. First edition, 256 pages.
"The work of Henri matisse (1869-1954) is a sensuous hymn to colour, that wild yet subtle colour which he tamed, mastered and managed, and which expressed his feelings towards women and the world. Colour was the tool with which he controlled line, arabesque, volume. light, transparency, reflection and space, and though he did not shrink from pushing his creativity to the verge of abstraction."