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Tom Wesselmann

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REVIEW OF MATISSE AND AMERICAN ART reviewed, by, Pam Malone  
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Milton Avery, John Baldessari, Romare Bearden, Patrick Henry Bruce, Eric Carle, Arthur B. Carles, Stuart Davis, Robert de Niro, Richard Diebenkorn, Arthur Dove, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Hans Hofmann, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Sophie Matisse, Alfred H. Maurer, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Walter Pach, Judy Pfaff, Janet Taylor Pickett, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Faith Ringgold, Mark Rothko, Morgan Russell, H. Lyman Saÿen, Morton Livingston Schamberg, Sarah Stein, Andy Warhol, Max Weber, Tom Wesselmann, Marguerite Thompson Zorach, William Zorach at Montclair Art Museum February 5th - June 18th
Posted 3/26/17
This is the first comprehensive exhibit to examine Matisse's influence on American artists from 1907 to the present.  There are 19 works by Matisse and 44 works by American artists.  Matisse was famous for his nudes, spare fluent lines, love of texture, design and bold color.  It is fascinating what a wide net his influence cast.  Let me say from the get go that the best paintings and drawings in the show are those by the master himself.  Nudes in charcoal with perfect lines.  "Pianist with... [more]
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Rich with Riches by Carolyn Donovan  
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Fernando Botero, Georges Braque, James Buttersworth, Paul Cezanne, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Montague Dawson, Edgar Degas, Raoul Dufy, Winslow Homer, Robert Indiana, Fritz Henry Lane, René Magritte, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Frederic Remington, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Charles Russel, Phil Uhl, Maurice Utrillo, Tom Wesselmann at Museum of Fine Arts Boston August 31st, 2005 - November 27th, 2005
Posted 1/14/11
From Rainy Day Magazine:   Rich with Riches by Carolyn Donovan It came as a surprise to find out that the LOVE stamp from when I was a kid: 1. is actually a sculpture; 2. is higher than your head; 3. is owned by a man who won the America's Cup. Honey, all you need really IS love Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston I love seeing the choices other people make: the Honda or the Toyota? Bar Harbor or Chatham? The Monet or the... [more]
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Tom Wesselmann at Forum Gallery February 15th, 2008 - April 5th, 2008
Posted 2/19/08
The model is drawn from life, apparently (, 1964). The inspiration might have come from Jean Peters in Pickup On South Street.   Geometrical color forms dominate the work essentially, with a graphical component (Study for Bedroom Painting #73, 1983). Among other things, later on there is a regularization of line as color (Nude with Bouquet and Stockings, 1991).   "My house is a house of pleasure," says Gauguin. [more]
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