MATISSE THE MASTER : The Conquest of Colour Mounted Book Poster 2' x 3' Rare 2005 Mint New Condition. From the cover of the best-selling 2005 Hardcover Book " Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954 ". With unprecedented and unrestricted access to his voluminous family correspondence, and other new material in private archives, Hilary Spurling documents a lifetime of desperation and self-doubt exacerbated by Matisse’s attempts to counteract the violence and disruption of the twentieth century in paintings that now seem effortlessly serene, radiant, and stable. Here for the first time is the truth about Matisse’s models, especially two Russians: his pupil Olga Meerson and the extraordinary Lydia Delectorskaya, who became his studio manager, secretary, and companion in the last two decades of his life. But every woman who played an important part in Matisse’s life was remarkable in her own right, not least his beloved daughter Marguerite, whose honesty and courage surmounted all ordeals, including interrogation and torture by the Gestapo in the Second World War. If you have ever wondered how anyone with such a tame public image as Matisse could have painted such rich, powerful, mysteriously moving pictures, let alone produced the radical cut-paper and stained-glass inventions of his last years, here is the answer. They were made by the real Matisse, whose true story has been written down at last from start to finish by his first biographer, Hilary Spurling. Matisse The Master by Hilary Spurling won the Whitbread Award for 2005 Book of the Year. This Original Limited Edition Book Display Poster is Large Wall Size ( measures exactly 23 " inches wide by 30 " inches high ) and printed in Beautiful Brilliant Razor-sharp color production on thick gloss-finish Fine-Art poster stock paper and professionally dry-mounted mounted on thick foam-core art board. Rare , Authentic , Matisse The Master Collectible ~ ready for framing , or simply hang as is. Great for a Den or Art Studio , Living Room or Office. Will be carefully bubble-wrapped , boxed and shipped Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation and Tracking. This Very Rare Original Poster is in Mint New Condition. Please email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all ). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.