In 1911 Matisse created “The Red Studio,” a self-enclosed world in his studio, by showing 11 earlier works of art, without the presence of the artist.
The Toledo Museum of Art Is Deaccessioning Impressionist Works to Diversify Its Collection
The Ohio museum is planning to auction off three paintings by Cézanne, Renoir, and Matisse with the goal of “broadening the narrative of art history.”
BMA Exhibition Examines Matisse’s Friendship With a Baltimore Collector
Over 160 artworks, including rarely seen works on paper, illuminate Etta Cone’s vision and her role in creating the Baltimore Museum of Art’s mammoth Matisse collection.
MoMA’s Cheeky Riff on Misguided Kim Kardashian Post Is Going Viral
MoMA captioned Henri Matisse’s “Dance (I)” with a line from Kim Kardashian’s highly criticized post about hosting a party on a private island during the pandemic.
New Art Books for the New Season
An autumnal offering of Artemisia Gentileschi, Dorothea Tanning, Henri Matisse, and Guston galore, among much, much else.
Why Matisse Thought “A Picture Should Always Be Decorative”
For Matisse, decoration was never a secondary matter.
The Undiscussed Sexual Exploitation Buried in Matisse’s Odalisque Paintings
So ingrained is exploitation in our understanding of female sexuality within (and outside of) art history that incredibly basic readings recede into the background and are deemed somehow radical.
Can This System Hold the “Keys” to Modern Art?
Simon Morley’s new book presents a seven-tiered analytical framework that aims to make even the most inscrutable works of modern art accessible.
Deconstructing Race in Western Painting
The most interesting part of this excellent exhibition is its presentation of black modernists, for here we enter relatively unfamiliar territory.
When Photorealism Meets Delacroix
Robert Bechtle’s photorealist pictures of suburban California resist exoticism as much as Delacroix’s paintings of Algerian harems.
The Eclectic Objects that Inspired Matisse’s Art
Matisse in the Studio, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is the first exhibit to focus specifically on Matisse’s objects and how they influenced his art making.
Origins of Originality: ‘Matisse/Diebenkorn’ at the Baltimore Museum of Art
At the core of this show is a conversation in paint about influence and individuality.