Henri Matisse

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Henri Matisse’s The Thousand and One Nights, On View at The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, through July 15, 2012

[Source, WSJ]  The 1940s were not kind to Henri Matisse. During World War II, Gestapo agents brutally tortured his daughter, and complications from an intestinal operation weakened him and left him permanently wheelchair-bound. As painting became more difficult, he focused intently on the sleek, stylized paper cutouts he had first started experimenting with in the … Continue reading

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Acknowledges Gertrude Stein’s Collaboration with the Nazis

In early March, we published an entry extolling the magnificent exhibition of the Stein collection currently on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Steins Collect”). One glaring omission in the Met’s curating of the exhibition was how the collection managed to survive the Nazis’ decimation of Europe’s art collections, particularly those belonging … Continue reading