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Focusing on the period 1905-1913, this provocative and groundbreaking new book refutes the popular view of Matisse as the painter of relaxed pleasures, the master of decorative line and sensuous color. Alastair Wright discovers a darker, more complex side to Matisse – an artist whose work, caught in the uneasy space between modernism and tradition, was engaged with the most pressing of modernity’s artistic and ideological debates. Presenting a series of brilliant and highly original analyses of Matisse’s most important early paintings, Wright locates the artist within a wider cultural field in which the identities of modernism were highly contested. Wright offers a penetrating examination of the public response to Matisse’s work, arguing that his early-twentieth-century audience found in his painting a deeply disturbing challenge to contemporary concepts of the self, of the nation, and of the West. This illustrated book positions the work of Matisse and a number of his contemporaries in relation to key aspects of modernity and provides a compelling account of how these contradictory historical materials fused to give birth to Matisse’s modernism. Tracing the interplay between Matisse’s painting and discourses of art and subjectivity, Wright offers a significant new reading of one of the central figures of early-twentieth-century modernism.