Author(s): Leonard Cohen
In 1995, Welcome Books published the star of its "Art and Poetry" series, "Dance Me to the End of Love", a deliriously romantic song by Leonard Cohen visualized through the warm, spirited paintings and collages of Henri Matisse. Now, for its 10-year anniversary, Welcome presents a new edition of "Dance Me to the End of Love" featuring a revised design. Cohen's song is a lyrical tribute to the miracle of love, the grace it bestows on us, and its healing power. Originally recorded on his "Various Positions" album, and featured in Cohen's anthology, "Stranger Music", this poetic song is gloriously married to artwork by Henri Matisse, perhaps the greatest artist of the twentieth century. "I had this dance within me for a long time," Matisse once said in describing one of his murals. "Dance Me to the End of Love" is the perfect book for art lovers, song lovers, and all other lovers as well.
LEONARD COHEN (1934-) has published nine books of poetry and two novels. He has also recorded eleven albums, which together have sold more than twelve million copies. HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954), considered by many to be the father of modern art, is one of the most well-known artists of modern times. His works are avidly collected and can be found in every major museum and in private collections around the world.