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Title Great French paintings from the Barnes Foundation : Impressionist, Post-impressionist, and Early Modern.
Imprint New York : Knopf : in association with Lincoln University Press, 1993.
Edition First edition.

Subject Barnes Foundation -- Catalogs.
Painting, French -- 19th century -- Catalogs.
Painting, French -- 20th century -- Catalogs.
Impressionism (Art) -- France -- Catalogs.
Post-impressionism (Art) -- France -- Catalogs.
Modernism (Art) -- France -- Catalogs.
Painting -- Pennsylvania -- Merion -- Catalogs.
Painting -- Private collections -- Pennsylvania -- Merion -- Catalogs.
Alt Name Wattenmaker, Richard J.
Distel, Anne.
Description xvii, 318 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Edition First edition.
Note Includes essays by Richard J. Wattenmaker and Anne Distel.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Dr. Albert C. Barnes and the Barnes Foundation / Richard J. Wattenmaker -- Dr. Barnes in Paris / Anne Distel -- Edouard Manet / Françoise Cachin -- Pierre-Auguste Renoir / Anne Distel, Christopher Riopelle -- Claude Monet / Charles S. Moffett -- Paul Cézanne / Joseph J. Rishel -- Paul Gauguin / Marla Prather -- Vincent van Gogh / Charles S. Moffett -- Georges Seurat / Françoise Cachin -- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / Anne Roquebert -- Henri Rousseau / Michel Hoog -- Pablo Picasso / Hélène Seckel, Jeffrey S. Weiss -- Georges Braque / Jeffrey S. Weiss -- Roger de La Fresnaye / Jeffrey S. Weiss -- Chaim Soutine / Michel Hoog -- Amedeo Modigliani / Jeffrey S. Weiss -- Henri Matisse / Jack Flam.
Summary The most eagerly awaited set of reproductions in art-book history: more than one hundred masterpieces of modern French painting from one of the world's fabled repositories of great art - the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania - are here published in full color for the first time. These paintings are the crown jewels 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 through the publication of this magnificent volume. Manet, Renoir, Monet, Cezanne, 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 that many know of but few have seen, including twenty-four Renoirs encompassing the entire span of his career ... thirty monumental Cezannes, including bather groups, landscapes, still lifes, and portraits ... Matisse's pivotal Bonheur de vivre, Three Sisters Triptych, and world-famous Dance mural (and eighteen other paintings and oil studies) ... the finest of van Gogh's six paintings of Joseph-Etienne Roulin ... Seurat's celebrated Models ... the Douanier Rousseau's 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. Great French Paintings from The Barnes Foundation is the companion volume to an unprecedented exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. To describe the paintings and relate the achievements of Dr. Barnes as a collector and an educator, commentaries and essays have been provided by a dozen notable American and French art historians and curators: Francoise Cachin, Anne Distel, and Anne Roquebert of the Musee d'Orsay; Jack Flam, Distinguished Professor of Art History. Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York; Michel Hoog of the Musee de l'Orangerie; Charles S. Moffett of the Phillips Collection; Marla Prather and Jeffrey S. Weiss of the National Gallery of Art; Joseph J. Rishel and Christopher Riopelle of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Helene Seckel of the Musee Picasso (Paris); and Richard J. Wattenmaker of the Archives of American 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.
Credits Includes essays by Richard J. Wattenmaker and Anne Distel.
ISBN 0679409637
0679744762 (pbk.)
9780679744764 (pbk.)
OCLC # 26399566
Table of Contents
 Preface / Richard H. Glanton 
 Foreword / Niara S. Sudarkasa 
 Director's Foreword / Earl A. Powell III 
 Dr. Albert C. Barnes and the Barnes Foundation / Richard J. Wattenmaker3
 Dr. Barnes in Paris / Anne Distel29
  Edouard Manet / Francoise Cachin44
  Pierre-Auguste Renoir / Anne Distel, Christopher Riopelle46
  Claude Monet / Charles S. Moffett96
  Paul Cezanne / Joseph J. Rishel102
  Paul Gauguin / Marla Prather164
  Vincent van Gogh / Charles S. Moffett168
  Georges Seurat / Francoise Cachin172
  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / Anne Roquebert178
  Henri Rousseau / Michel Hoog184
  Pablo Picasso / Helene Seckel, Jeffrey S. Weiss190
  Georges Braque / Jeffrey S. Weiss208
  Roger de La Fresnaye / Jeffrey S. Weiss212
  Chaim Soutine / Michel Hoog214
  Amedeo Modigliani / Jeffrey S. Weiss218
  Henri Matisse / Jack Flam226
 Index of Illustrations315

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