Sunday, July 18, 2010

Curator John Elderfield on MoMA’s Blockbuster Matisse Exhibit

Wall Street Journal
July 16, 2010

On Sunday, The Museum of Modern Art in New York will open what promises to be a blockbuster show: “Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917.” The exhibit focuses on what was the most creative period of Henri Matisse’s career, and features more than 110 of his artworks.

The exhibit was curated by John Elderfield, chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture at MoMA and Stephanie D’Alessandro, Gary C. and Frances Comer curator of modern art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

The show employs recent art-history research and fresh methods of scientific investigation to present a new understanding how Matisse’s work evolved.


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