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Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse and Noted Collector Albert C. Barnes, Together in Nice, Send Joint Praise to the Editor of Barnes' Newly Released ""The Art of Henri-Matisse"" With four Books from Albert Barnes to his close friend, publisher, biographer, and life long confidante, Henry Hart With four Books from Albert Barnes to his close friend, publisher, biographer, and life long confidante, Henry Hart
24/01/1933. A rare glimpse into among the more important relationships between art collector and artist: Matisse and Barnes, whose collection is at the Barnes Museum in PhiladelphiaNever before offered for sale; acquired from the recipient's heirsAlbert C. Barnes was an American chemist, businessman, art collector, writer, educator, and the founder of the Barnes Foundation. Barnes made a fortune as the developer of the antiseptic Argyrol, and subsequently amassed an impressive collection of more than 2,000 pieces of rare art. His extensive holdings include many European and American impressionist masterpieces and early modern art, including works by Cezanne, Matisse, Van Gogh, and Picasso. His collection of 181 Renoir paintings continues to be the largest number of the artist’s paintings gathered in one location.Barnes started the Barnes Foundation in 1922 as an educational institution, with strict limits to its use and very specific rules about its operations. Barnes was known for his ambition and his artistic sensibility, as well as his eccentricity.At the Foundation, he insisted that the art be displayed in a unique way, exhibiting the works by their formal and expressive similarities rather than using the traditional method of grouping items by the date they were created, the place of origin, the type of item, or its medium.In 1931, Dr. Barnes began work on ""The Art of Henri-Matisse"" whom he regarded as “the foremost painter of the day.” Barnes first met Matisse in 1930 when the artist asked to visit the Foundation during a trip to the United States. During his … [Click Below for Full Description]
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