Collection by Cristina Pui

Matisse, like Bonnard, loved cats. He lived at Villa le Rêve with Minouche and Coussi, who it is said, had an & for Matisse on his forehead

Henri Matisse (1869-1954, French)

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (1869-1954, French) was a draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor and painter known for his bold use of color in addition to being a founder of the Fauvist movement. His father was a successful grain merchant and his mother came from a family of tanners. In 1888, Matisse passed the bar exam and planned to become a lawyer; however, while bed-ridden after an attack of appendicitis, his mother gave him some art supplies to keep him busy. She was the first to tell him that…

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Autoportrait par Constantin Brancusi

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The Ascetic Beauty of Brancusi

For years, Brancusi made hardly enough money to eat. In 1926, a version of one of his most extraordinary subjects, Bird in Space, was famously held up at the US border because customs officials didn’t think it was art. Sometimes, he even baffled his own cohort. Picasso (or perhaps Matisse) is said to have likened Brancusi’s 1916 Princess X, a glistening bronze torso of Princess Marie Bonaparte, to a large phallus. Yet, by the time of his death in 1957, the increasingly reclusive Romanian was…

Constantin Brancusi nel suo studio di Parigi, - Brâncuși always dressed…

Conferinta MNTR - Valori Taranesti In Sculptura Brancusiana

Muzeul National al Taranului Roman va asteapta luni, 15 septembrie 2014, ora 18.00, Studioul Horia Bernea, la conferinta Valori Taranesti In Sculptura