Volledige titel: Matisse - Bonnard. Long Live Painting!
"Long live painting!" With this rallying cry, Henri Matisse, greeted his colleague Pierre Bonnard on a 1925 postcard from Amsterdam. Widely considered two of the greatest painters of French modernism, they were united by a forty-year-long friendship and a keen appreciation of each other's work. This catalogue offers fascinating insights into their artistic dialogue.
Focusing throughout on their creative exchanges, it highlights their respective contributions to the development of modern art, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the end of the Second World War. Comprising over 100 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints, the book makes palpable the many intersections between their artistic visions, and investigates their shared interest in subjects such as interiors, still life, landscape, and the nude. Scholarly essays and thematic introductions to their oeuvres provide a wealth of information on the two colleagues and friends gained from their writings and correspondence as well as archival material. Another highlight is a series of iconic photographs taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who visited both Matisse and Bonnard at their much-fabled houses in the South of France.
[Catalogus bij een tentoonstelling in het Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main]
Over de auteur:
Dr. Felix Krämer is Director-General of the Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf. Previously he was Head of the Department of Modern Art at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, Germany.
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