Great French Paintings from the Barnes Foundation: Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Early Modern by Albert C. BarnesThe pictures that made history as they traveled around the world on their only exhibition tour: more than a hundred masterpieces of modern French painting from one of the worlds fabled repositories of great art—The Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania—are here published in trade paperback for the first time.
These paintings are the crowning glory of the extraordinary collection assembled in the early twentieth century by Dr. Albert C. Barnes, the bold and original collector who established the Foundation in 1922 as a school for the study of art and philosophy. Now, after six decades of limited access to visitors and a ban on color reproduction, the Barnes Foundation welcomes a wider audience both on its premises and through the publication of this magnificent volume, containing the most eagerly awaited set of reproductions in art-book history.
Manet, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, van Gogh, Gauguin, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rousseau, Soutine, La Fresnaye, Modigliani, Picasso, Braque, and Matisse—the list of artists gives only a hint of the splendors this book contains. Here are major landmarks of modern art, including twenty-four Renoirs encompassing the entire span of his career . . . thirty monumental Cézannes, including bather groups, landscapes, still lifes, and portraits . . . Matisses pivotal Bonheur de vivre, Three Sisters Triptych, and world-famous Dance mural (and eighteen other paintings and oil studies) . . . the finest of van Goghs six paintings of Joseph-Etienne Roulin . . . Seurats celebrated Models . . . The Douanier Rousseaus strange, unsettling Unpleasant Surprise . . . the tender portrait of young M. Loulou by Gauguin . . . a spectacular cluster of seven early Picassos. And this is only a sampling of the exhilarating visual banquet offered in these pages.
To describe the paintings and relate the achievements of Dr. Barnes as a collector and educator, commentaries and essays have been provided by a dozen notable American and French art historians and curators. Together they provide the historical and aesthetic setting for these glowing jewels of modern art.
For everyone to whom the paintings in the Barnes Foundation have been a legend—unattainable—and for every devotee of great art and beautiful books, this volume will be a joy and a treasure.
With 320 illustrations, 151 in full color, and 18 pages of gatefolds.
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Albert C. Barnes heiratete Laura Leggett aus Brooklyn. Eine der Entwicklungen des Unternehmens war das Desinfektionsmittel Argyrol. Barnes Company umbenannt wurde. Neben der Fabrik in Philadelphia entstanden weitere in London und Australien.
Albert C. In —95 he attended schools in Germany to study advanced chemistry. When he returned to Philadelphia, he and a German chemist, Hermann Hille, devised the formula for Argyrol, from which Barnes made a fortune. He bought out his partner in and formed the pharmaceutical A. Barnes Company which he would sell very profitably in In Barnes built a mansion in Merion and began collecting paintings. Glackens , the latter a former high-school classmate, to collect some Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in France.
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Its priceless art collection will be taken down, wrapped and shipped to its new home in Philadelphia, a mere five miles away. To fully understand the gravity and significance of what is about to happen in Philadelphia, Don Argott's documentary, The Art of the Stea l is a must-see. The film, as entertaining and suspenseful as any who-dunnit, maps out the complex machinations of what has been called the world's largest art theft since World War II.
Albert Coombs Barnes January 2, — July 24, was an American chemist , businessman, art collector , writer, and educator, and the founder of the Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. Albert Coombs Barnes was born in Philadelphia on January 2, to working-class parents. His father, butcher John J. Schaffer, was a devout Methodist who took him to African American camp meetings and revivals. Barnes went on to attend medical school at the University of Pennsylvania , enrolling in September  : 13 and receiving his degree as of May 6,