Matisse’s Garden

Matisses Garden

Title: Matisse’s Garden

Author:  Samantha Friedman

Illustrator: Cristina Amodeo


Matisse’s Garden is a longer picture biography heavily focused on reproductions of Matisse’s later works. In this biography, little is mentioned on Matisse’s life or how he came to create his collages, which may leave readers with more questions about the artist. However, the reproductions make up for the lack of background. They are beautifully simple, made from various types and textures of paper with a few lines of pencil here and there. It is easy to forget where the reproductions end and the real work begins.

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Shapes: Organic, Geometric

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