Cover image for Encounters with great painters : the artists, Bacon ... [and others].
Encounters with great painters : the artists, Bacon ... [and others].
Azoulay, Claude.
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New York : Harry N. Abrams, [2001]

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168 pages : chiefly illustrations (all co.) ; 29 cm
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In this unique series of colorful photo essays, interviews, & anecdotes gathered from the popular French magazine Paris Match, we enter the private worlds of 11 legendary modern artists, including Matisse, Dali & Picasso.

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Library Journal Review

Republished from back numbers of Paris Match, this delightful compilation of photo essays is a wish fulfillment for anyone who loves the work of the 11 legendary artists profiled within, which include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Kees Van Dongen, Georges Braque, and Fernand Lger. Readers are treated to private visits with the painters all 20th-century masters late in life but still vibrant while at work in their homes and studios. There are some true photojournalistic gems here: the octogenarian Matisse in bed yet hard at work on his crowning achievement, the Chapelle du Rosaire at Vence; an ebullient Chagall painting the ceiling of the Paris Opera; Francis Bacon, his face as scrambled as those in his paintings, beset by immense piles of clutter in his studio. The only false note is an article devoted to an eminently forgettable and campy attempt by Salvador Dal' to stage an invasion of "Venusians," portrayed by swimsuit models. Yet even while clashing with the other profiles, whose subjects are more sincere, this piece documents the publicity-hungry Dal' in his declining years. Infused with the Gallic reverence for artists, this tribute is highly recommended for all libraries and may find popularity with young adults as well as adult lay readers and scholars. Douglas F. Smith, Oakland P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.