Poésies, 1932

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Gift of Bruce B. Daytonexpand_more  B.81.13.1

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In 1930 the young publisher, Albert Skira, asked Matisse to illustrate a special collection of poems by the French Symbolist Stéphane Mallarmé (1842–1898). In this, his first commission to illustrate a book, Matisse established both the comprehensive method of design and the “non-imitative” approach to illustration that he subsequently followed in his other important illustrated books.

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Boston 196, Ref. no. 196 in "The Artist and the Book"
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