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After Matisse's Portrait of Yvonne Landsberg

Brian Waldron | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Brian Waldron

She sat as if perched upon a high throne/ Silently regal yet not quite at home. Lazy moonlight through windows darkly shone/ On a woman content to be alone.

Matisse in Texas

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Sidonie Sawyer

Sounds like an oxymoron -- Matisse was such a sophisticated man, why would the city of the Alamo, the long-horn cows, and BBQ in all shapes and style be interested in the French painter's work, one wonders

Cooking Art History: Dining With Matisse

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 07.16.2014 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Matisse lived during France's Belle Époque. Café culture was at its height, and cafés were where artists came together to exchange stories, discuss ground breaking artistic styles, and eat good food. This good food has a history.

Masterworks by Working Masters

Bruce Helander | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

With these pleasant reminders of the past and the present and their connections to contemporary inventiveness, I've had the unexpected and pleasurable experience of seeing great classic works within reach, up close and friendly.

Richard Jolley: Cycle of Life

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Up-and-coming Knoxville, Tennessee, is striving mightily to prove that great art doesn't grow only out of provincial urban Meccas -- and it's about to unveil the jewel that will crown that assertion.

Happy Birthday Henri Matisse!

Posted 12.31.2013 | Arts

In honor of Henri Matisse's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the bir...

In Search of Picasso's Corpse

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.23.2013 | Books
Carole Mallory

I thought about my days as an art teacher in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, and how my students would have loved to have been here with us.

Stolen Matisse Painting Has Been Recovered!

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts

CARACAS, Venezuela — A painting by Henri Matisse stolen more than a decade ago from a museum in Venezuela will soon be returned to the country, ...

Pair Sentenced For Trying To Sell Stolen Painting In SoBe

Posted 01.23.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- The pair who pled guilty to trying to sell a stolen Matisse painting to undercover FBI agents in South Beach have been sentenced, according t...

Two Sentenced For Trying To Sell Stolen Matisse

Reuters | Nicholas Wapshott | Posted 01.23.2013 | Arts

A Florida man and a Mexican woman were sentenced to prison terms on Tuesday for trying to sell a stolen painting by French master Henri Matisse a deca...

Happy Birthday, Henri Matisse!

Posted 12.31.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of French painter, printmaker and sculptor, Henri Matisse. The Fauvist painter, famous for his mastery of expressive color, woul...

Would You Have Noticed?

Posted 01.23.2013 | Miami

The man and woman accused of selling a stolen Henri Matisse painting on Miami's black market have pled guilty. Pedro Antonio Marcuello Guzman of M...

FBI Recovers Matisse Painting Swapped In Famous Heist

Posted 07.19.2012 | Miami

Miami is known as an up-and-coming art town thanks to local art stars, vibrant Wynwood galleries, and Art Basel Miami Beach. But as it turns out, it's...

Bogus Barnes Foundation: Fake Galleries, Phony Populism (VIDEO)

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

2012-05-22-Screenshot20120522at6.45.49PM.pngHe famously had no patience for pretentiousness, privilege or elitism. He also famously despised Philadelphia, now home to his collection.

'Origin of the Universe' Takes On Art History Greats

Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts

Mickalene Thomas' works range from paintings of fractured interior spaces to thought-provoking riffs on famous works of art, yet her themes remain con...

YSL's Masculine Feminine Retrospective

Posted 05.08.2012 | Arts

Yves Saint Laurent was arguably the most influential designer of the past 50 years. His sleek, elegant visions became his trademark -- style was his b...

The Steins' Avant-Garde Collection Shows At The Met

Posted 02.29.2012 | Arts

Anyone who has seen "Midnight In Paris" knows that the Stein house was the place to be if you were an aspiring artist, writer, musician or socialite. ...

New York Art Dealer Charged In $4M Fraud

AP | Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — A New York art dealer has been charged in a $4 million fraud for selling works by Picasso, Matisse and others without informing the o...

$140 Million In Stolen Masterpieces Tossed In The Garbage?

Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

It was the perfect heist: sleeping museum guards, a broken alarm system, $140 million in loot, a police hunt that lasted over a year... there was just...

Serial Art Attacker Indicted

Posted 11.02.2011 | Arts

Susan J. Burns, who made news earlier this year for twice attacking world famous paintings in the National Gallery of Art, was indicted in Washington,...

Barnes Foundation Move Signals The End Of An Era

Jane Chafin | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

On Sunday, July 3, the doors to the Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion, PA will close. Its priceless art collection will be taken down, wrapped and shi...

AICA Awards 2011: Establishing a Narrative

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

If the AICA critics failed to recognize exhibitions that illuminated human consciousness as the catalyst to the creation of art, it is because narrative is not an acceptable approach to curation.

Colorful Climb to Matisse's Perspective in France's Collioure

Meg Pier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Meg Pier

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What's the Value of a Signature on an Art Print?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Several years before his death in 1987, Andy Warhol sat down and signed his name on copies of the tabloid magazine Interview, of which he was the edit...

Letter From Paris: Learning to See Like Matisse

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Beth Arnold

In this complex world in which we live, learning to see is a lifelong proposition. Not to blindly walk through life, but to consider what is before us. Oh, but to see the way Matisse did!