28 full pages original lithographs by Henri Matisse illustrate the poems of John-Antoine Nau
Matisse conceived this portfolio in honor of his traveler poet friend John-Antoine Nau, the artist begun his project in 1945, working with exotic models from Martinique and Le Malgache toward the illustrations of the portfolio, and choosing among the most evocative poems that best draws his inspiration. Matisse created, on the wave of this emotional poems of Nau, 27 beautiful women's faces, each with a different expressions and intensive look that reflect their deep and secret mood. As frontispiece Matisse drew a portrait of John Antoine Nau, from a picture that he requested and obtained from the heirs of the poet. Many ornamental drawings and ornate initial Letters complete the portfolio. It took 8 years of Matisse's life to complete his drawings and personally assemble the portfolio, but unfortunately Matisse never saw this work published, due to financial problems and the precarious health of the artist, the portfolio was issued 20 years after his death.
Marninart Rare Art Books is an antiquarian library specializes in deluxe edition of livres d'artistes from: Chagall, Matisse, Picasso, and Impressionists; important art journals such as: Verve,Derrière le Miroir,XXe Siecle,are also part of the collection that we gladly offer to our clientele.
Some titles from our livres d'artists:
"Ovide: Les Metamorphoses"illustrated edition with 39 Picasso's original etchings. "Cinq Sonnets de Petrarque" Illustrated with a very rare etching of Picasso.
"Celui qui dit les choses sans rien dire" illustrated by Marc Chagall with 25 color etchings and aquatint.
"Poesies"1932. Illustrated with 29 original etchings by Matisse, of which 23 are full-page.
"La Vie et l'Œuvre de Pierre-Auguste Renoir" Paris Ambroise Vollard, 1919. Illustrated with an original etching of Renoir: "Baigneuse assise", (Delteil 11) with Renoir stamped signature, and 51 heliogravures.
Valerio ADAMI ∞ Franco ANGELI ∞ Remo BRINDISI ∞ Sofia CALIGIURI ∞ Marc CHAGALL ∞ Piero DORAZIO ∞ Salvatore GARAU ∞ Paul GAUGIN ∞ Luigi MAINOLFI ∞ Martin MALONEY ∞ Giuseppe MARANIELLO ∞ Henri MATISSE ∞ Ugo NESPOLO ∞ Pierre-Auguste RENOIR ∞ Mario SCHIFANO ∞ Pablo PICASSO ∞ Andy WARHOL