At the Museums: Matisse and Early Century American Art

If you’re a member of the Museum of Modern Art, rush down and see Matisse’s The Red Studio this weekend. It’s in previews for members only. The Red Studio depicts the artist’s work space in the Parisian suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux. It was first met with indifference but now it is known as a foundational work of Modern art and a landmark in the long tradition of studio painting. And this is The first ever exhibit of the painting and the art works depicted in it. So if you’re a member,, go see it this weekend before all other non-members…Get the details.
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From Monet to Matisse, Impressionist Masterpieces Come to The San Diego Museum of Art

Sponsored content provided by San Diego Museum of Art. Stirring snippets of everyday life in 19th century Paris and beyond came to life through the Impressionism art movement. Showcasing shifting light and color, artists such as Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, Berthe Morisot, and Henri Matisse rose to prominence. A new exhibition at The San Diego Museum of Art, Monet to Matisse: Impressionist Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation, showcases a knockout collection of more than 60 renowned works of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art overtaking two full galleries of the Museum.

The San Diego Museum of Art Welcomes Monet to Matisse

The San Diego Museum of Art, located at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park, announced its upcoming exhibition, Monet to Matisse: Impressionist Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation,opening spring 2022. Featuring masterpieces from some of the most significant names in European painting, the exhibition will be on view at the Museum beginning March 19 through August 7, 2022. This marks the first time the Bemberg Foundation’s Impressionism collection, which rarely leaves its permanent home in France, has traveled to California and is one of only two showcases in the United States.

'Monet to Matisse' comes to Crocker Art Museum

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Through Jan. 9 the Crocker Art Museum is hosting an exhibition entitled "Monet to Matisse." Featuring masterworks of French impressionism, the 50 pieces of art featured come from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. There are tours daily through the exhibition. The works provide a panorama of...
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What happened when Matisse’s model took up painting

It’s hard to be precise about what’s going on in this deceptively simple 1924 picture by Henri Matisse. In French, it’s called “La séance de trois heures,” which translates to “The Three O’Clock Sitting.” The title refers to a painting session, so you might assume it refers to Matisse’s painting session. But one of the two people in the picture sits at an easel, so it may refer to her painting session. And, of course, a third possibility is that Matisse and she are painting the same model at the same time.
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Baltimore loves Matisse. That’s one more reason to love Baltimore.

In 1949, while Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was still in the South of France cutting shapes out of colored paper, Etta Cone from Baltimore gave 600 of his works to the Baltimore Museum of Art. Over the years, those 600 were complemented by 600 more, many acquired by the Baltimore museum from Matisse’s family.