Includes bibliographical references.
"This book presents Matisse's paintings and sculptures from two major Soviet museums, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow and the Hermitage in Leningrad. This rich and varied collection, one of the best in the world, boasts such masterpieces as The Red Room, The Painter's Family, the Moroccan triptych, and the companion panels The Dance and Music. The paintings and sculptures reproduced provide an insight into the evolution of Matisse's style and manner throughout his artistic career."--BOOK JACKET.