MATISSE IN THE STUDIO
Published by Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 2017
This book is the first in English
to explore the essential role that Matisse’s personal collection of objects played in his studio practice. New research reveals the diversity of global resources informing Matisse’s work in all media.
Matisse in the Studio is the companion publication for the exhibition organized by MFA Boston and Royal Academy London, 2017
ABOUT MATISSE IN THE STUDIO
"I can think of no other exhibition that has told us so much about what artists do and how they think."
Eric Gibson, The Wall Street Journal
"This glorious exhibition also impresses the viewer with simpler, more atavistic and abiding truths. As McBreen writes, 'the authenticity which most concerned Matisse was that of his own emotional response.'"
Claire Messud, The New York Review of Books
MATISSE'S SCULPTURE: THE PINUP AND THE PRIMITIVE
Published by Yale University Press, 2014
Long perceived as a side pursuit, Henri Matisse's sculptures receive an overdue critical examination
in this book.
Ellen McBreen repositions Matisse's sculptural practice, particularly in regard to its investigations of race and sexuality, as a cornerstone of his prolific career.
ABOUT THE PINUP & THE PRIMITIVE
"For once, you think the art historian is not
making things up, but giving you the goods."
Craig Raine, The NewStatesman
"Ellen McBreen’s Matisse’s Sculpture is probably the most important book on the subject."
Brian Sewell, The London Evening Standard
—Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art, Emerita, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
"[With Matisse's Sculpture,] McBreen traces the evolution of
one of the most inventive sculptors of the twentieth century."