Tag Archives: Matisse

Dr. Barnes, Be Happy

It’s been a long time since I visited the Barnes in Merion, Pa., but I definitely experienced a déjà vu upon entering the galleries of the Foundation’s new $150 million re-creation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Jewel of Pennsylvania

As the Barnes Foundation gears up for its 2012 move from Merion Township to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, I remember a trip I took there a few years ago: a last chance to view the collection in its … Continue reading

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Only 13 days left…

to see Cézanne and Beyond at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! (Pictured at left is Matisse’s Bathers — this exhibit is all about the other artists who were inspired by Cezanne.) PAUL Cézanne was like the Marilyn Monroe of his … Continue reading

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Impressing the Body + Recipe

A year and a half ago, when I was visiting her in her Princeton home to talk about the Princeton Artists Alliance project for Princeton’s sister city, Colmar, France, Hetty Baiz fascinated me when she mentioned that she uses her … Continue reading

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Saving Face

Who’s that man with the sweatband and the doves? Better yet, name the photographer who captured Henri Matisse so eloquently in his environment? Henri Cartier-Bresson’s image of the master of Fauvism at home in his Villa La Reve is part … Continue reading

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