Examples of lithographs and bronze sculptures by Matisse, part of the Claribel and Etta Cone bequest to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, will round out this celebration of one of the twentieth century’s best known and admired artists. Matisse felt his artworks should be quick, gestural exercises that captured the form and emotion that the subject evoked in him. He once said, “I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have the light joyousness of springtime, which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me....” Working in different media often helped him work out compositional and stylistic problems as well as formulate new ideas. This focused exhibition will explore one of Matisse’s enduring themes, the female body.

ABOUT THE PATRONS
Major patrons of Henri Matisse, Claribel and Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, acquired their first work by the artist in 1906 and continued to buy examples for the next forty years. In fact, supported by profits from the family’s textile business in Greensboro, the Cone sisters formed one of the world’s largest collections of Matisse’s art, numbering more than 500 works and illustrating every phase of the artist’s long career. Upon her death in 1949, Etta bequeathed sixty-nine prints and six bronze sculptures by Matisse to the Weatherspoon’s budding collection.


For more information on this exhibit, please visit Weatherspoon Art Museum.


WHEN: Jun 25, 2016 – Oct. 16, 2016
WHERE: Weatherspoon Art Museum (The University of North Carolina Greensboro, Gallery 6) - 500 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27412

Weatherspoon Art Museum 500 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27412

Henri Matisse & the Female Body, an exhibit at Weatherspoon Art Museum (NC)

When
06/25/2016
Where
Weatherspoon Art Museum
500 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27412

Examples of lithographs and bronze sculptures by Matisse, part of the Claribel and Etta Cone bequest to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, will round out this celebration of one of the twentieth century’s best known and admired artists. Matisse felt his artworks should be quick, gestural exercises that captured the form and emotion that the subject evoked in him. He once said, “I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have the light joyousness of springtime, which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me....” Working in different media often helped him work out compositional and stylistic problems as well as formulate new ideas. This focused exhibition will explore one of Matisse’s enduring themes, the female body.

ABOUT THE PATRONS
Major patrons of Henri Matisse, Claribel and Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, acquired their first work by the artist in 1906 and continued to buy examples for the next forty years. In fact, supported by profits from the family’s textile business in Greensboro, the Cone sisters formed one of the world’s largest collections of Matisse’s art, numbering more than 500 works and illustrating every phase of the artist’s long career. Upon her death in 1949, Etta bequeathed sixty-nine prints and six bronze sculptures by Matisse to the Weatherspoon’s budding collection.


For more information on this exhibit, please visit Weatherspoon Art Museum.


WHEN: Jun 25, 2016 – Oct. 16, 2016
WHERE: Weatherspoon Art Museum (The University of North Carolina Greensboro, Gallery 6) - 500 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27412

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