Three portraits of Laurette (1916-17), a favorite Matisse model, as seen in a new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The New York Times art critic Roberta Smith on “Matisse: In Search of True Painting,” exhibit, which opens to the public today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
“…one of the most thrillingly instructive exhibitions about this painter, or painting in general, that you may ever see. As ravishing as it is succinct, it skims across this French master’s long, productive career with a mere 49 paintings, but nearly all are stellar if not pivotal works.”
The Metropolitan Museum’s Mary Clare McKinley, a co-curator of the exhibit, takes us into Matisse’s process to explore his innovative, often radical, solutions to such problems as how to portray light, handle paint, select colors and manipulate perspective, at 92YTribeca on Feb 6.