Famous Painters: Edvard Munch

The Met Bruer's show, "Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed", seeks to dispel a long-standing, often repeated assessment of this Norwegian painter: that after a nervous breakdown in 1908-09, the quality of his work plummeted and he was no longer [...]

By |2018-03-23T17:21:24+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Fauvism and Expressionism paintings|0 Comments

Jacob Lawrence Paintings: The Migration Series

One of the most famous painters during the first half of the 20th century, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) had two notable first-time achievements: Panel 1. During World War I there was a great migration north by southern African Americans.  Casein tempera on gessoed [...]

Famous Paintings: Blind Man’s Buff

Max Beckmann (1884-1950) interrupted his painting career to serve in Germany's army field medical corps during World War I.  When he returned, he abandoned the classical style of painting typical of his pre-war works in favor of a more expressive style. [...]

By |2018-03-23T17:56:32+00:00October 15th, 2014|Fauvism and Expressionism paintings|0 Comments

Famous Painters: Max Beckmann

Max Beckmann (1884-1950), Rembrandt (1606-1669) and Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), are three famous painters known for creating numerous self-portraits over their entire lifetimes. Max Beckmann.  Self-Portrait, Florence, 1907.  Oil on canvas, 38 1/2 x 35 1/2". Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg. Over [...]

By |2018-03-23T21:33:53+00:00May 10th, 2014|Fauvism and Expressionism paintings|0 Comments

Modern Art in Nazi Germany

Adolf Ziegler.  The Four Elements: Fire, Water and Earth, Air.  Oil on canvas, before 1937.  Left to right: 67" by 33"; 67" by 75"; 63" by 30" Shortly after Adolf Hitler came to power as chancellor in 1933, he commissioned [...]

Matisse Paintings: The Yellow Dress

The world's most extensive collection of Matisse paintings and artwork is found at the Baltimore Museum of Art, amassed by the incomparable Cone sisters, Claribel (1864-1929) and Etta (1870-1949). Etta Cone began what would become the 3,000 object Cone Collection with her 1898 [...]

By |2018-03-23T23:11:48+00:00January 6th, 2013|Fauvism and Expressionism paintings|0 Comments

Matisse Paintings: In Search of True Painting

The pairs, trios and series of Matisse paintings in the Met’s show, In Search of True Painting, resoundingly dispel the notion that Henri Matisse (1869-1954) painted hurriedly and with ease. Rather, we learn that painting was often laborious for Matisse, despite the [...]

By |2018-03-23T23:12:49+00:00December 3rd, 2012|Fauvism and Expressionism paintings|0 Comments

Matisse, Modern Art, and The Cone Collection

The world's largest collection of Matisse paintings was amassed by sisters Claribel Cone (1864-1929) and Etta Cone (1870-1949). The Cone sisters were two of 13 children from a wealthy family in the textile business, Cone Mills (a supplier of denim to Levi [...]

By |2018-03-23T23:29:59+00:00May 14th, 2011|Fauvism and Expressionism paintings|0 Comments