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Description of Pictures: Monet to Matisse
Impressionist Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation
March 19–August 7, 2022
The extraordinary works in this exhibition were collected by Georges Bemberg (1915–2011), the Argentine-French writer and musician who amassed one of the finest art collections in Europe. Today, the collection is housed at the Hótel d’Assézat in Toulouse, France. This exhibition marks the first time the Bemberg Foundation’s Impressionism collection, which rarely leaves its permanent home in France, has traveled to California. Monet to Matisse is one of only two showcases in the United States.
The Bemberg collection is known for both its old masters—shared recently in this museum with the exhibition Cranach to Canaletto—as well as the avant-garde movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In particular, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and related movements, such as Pointillism and Fauvism, which are highlighted in this exhibition with major works.
Georges Bemberg made an auspicious beginning as a young Harvard student when he bought his first work of art, by Camille Pissarro, on a visit to New York. Pissarro’s status as “dean” of the Impressionist movement (as the critic John Rewald called him) may have resonated with Bemberg, as he was as quick to mentor his peers as he was to learn from them. Like Bemberg, Pissarro also enthusiastically embraced France as his adoptive home, having been born in the Caribbean Danish territory of St. Thomas (now United States Virgin Islands).
From these beginnings, Bemberg went on to collect the major contributors to the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements, ranging from Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, and Paul Cezanne, to later giants such as Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy, and Pierre Bonnard. It was Bonnard who would became a lifelong passion, and Bemberg eventually amassed more than thirty works by this seminal co-founder of Les Nabis, the modernist group that brought together influences by Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Japanese printmaking. As a true humanist and polymath, Bemberg had a deep appreciation for the diversity of interests and inspiration embodied in Les Nabis figures such as Pierre Bonnard and Paul Sérusier.
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SDMAMM_220719_174.JPG: Paul Cezanne
Mountain Landscape near Aix-en-Provence, ca 1890-95
SDMAMM_220719_181.JPG: Odilon Redon
Pegasus and the Hydra, ca 1907
SDMAMM_220719_186.JPG: Paul Gauguin
Portrait of a Young Boy, ca 1888
SDMAMM_220719_193.JPG: Paul Serusier
Bois d'Armour, 1890
SDMAMM_220719_199.JPG: Edouard Vuillard
Place de Clichy, Paris, 1910
SDMAMM_220719_206.JPG: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
The Jockey, 1899
SDMAMM_220719_211.JPG: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Brothel in the Rue des Moulins, Rolande, 1894
SDMAMM_220719_218.JPG: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Head of a Woman, 1896
SDMAMM_220719_226.JPG: Pablo Picasso
Portrait of Angel Fernandez del Soto, 1903
SDMAMM_220719_233.JPG: Pablo Picasso
Portrait of Jane Thyldao, 1901
SDMAMM_220719_239.JPG: Berthe Morisot
Girl Reading (Portrait of Julie Manet in Garey), 1886
SDMAMM_220719_248.JPG: Raoul Dufy
SDMAMM_220719_256.JPG: Raoul Dufy
A Quay on the Seine in Paris, 1906-1907
SDMAMM_220719_274.JPG: Paul Serusler
The Fern Gatherers in Bois d'Armour, 1910
SDMAMM_220719_282.JPG: Paul Serusier
"See, Mignonne, hath not the Rose...," 1910
SDMAMM_220719_289.JPG: Alfred Sisley
The Loing Canal, 1884
SDMAMM_220719_297.JPG: Claude Monet
Boats on the Beach at Etretat, 1883
SDMAMM_220719_304.JPG: Albert Lebourg
SDMAMM_220719_310.JPG: Alfred Sisley
The Loing River Near Moret, 1883
SDMAMM_220719_322.JPG: Alfred Sisley
The Loing Canal, 1884
SDMAMM_220719_330.JPG: The Nabis and Fauvism
SDMAMM_220719_332.JPG: Henri Matisse
The Aval Cliff at Etretat, 1920
SDMAMM_220719_340.JPG: Charles Camoin
The Port of Cassis, 1904-1905
SDMAMM_220719_352.JPG: Andre Derain
The Clearing, ca 1906
SDMAMM_220719_360.JPG: Henri Manguin
The Gulf, ca 1920
SDMAMM_220719_370.JPG: Henri Matisse
View of Antibes, 1925
SDMAMM_220719_380.JPG: Maurice de Vlaminck
Still Life with Fish, 1907
SDMAMM_220719_389.JPG: Maurice de Vlaminck
View of Chatou, ca 1907
SDMAMM_220719_397.JPG: Maurice de Vlaminck
SDMAMM_220719_405.JPG: Othon Friesz
Landscape from the Terrace, 1909
SDMAMM_220719_416.JPG: Kees van Dongen
Le Carroussel Place Pigalle, 1901
SDMAMM_220719_425.JPG: Raoul Dufy
SDMAMM_220719_431.JPG: Raoul Dufy
Regattas at Deauville, 1946
SDMAMM_220719_440.JPG: Pierre Bonnard
Nude in a Tub, 1903
SDMAMM_220719_446.JPG: Pierre Bonnard
SDMAMM_220719_448.JPG: Pierre Bonnard
Misia Sert on Alfred Edwards's Yacht, ca 1906
SDMAMM_220719_454.JPG: Pierre Bonnard
Seascape, ca 1910
SDMAMM_220719_460.JPG: Pierre Bonnard
Le Cannet, 1930
SDMAMM_220719_466.JPG: Pierre Bonnard
Irises and Lilacs, 1920
SDMAMM_220719_474.JPG: Pierre Bonnard
Landscape in the South of France, ca 1923
SDMAMM_220719_483.JPG: Pierre Bonnard
Red and Yellow Apples, ca 1920
SDMAMM_220719_490.JPG: Pierre Bonnard
Still Life with Lemons, 1917
SDMAMM_220719_498.JPG: Pierre Bonnard
Le Cannet, 1930
SDMAMM_220719_505.JPG: Pierre Bonnard
Landscape at Le Cannet, ca 1922
SDMAMM_220719_517.JPG: Pierre Bonnard
SDMAMM_220719_522.JPG: Edouard Vuillard
Madame Hessel at the Window, 1902
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Wikipedia Description: San Diego Museum of Art
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The San Diego Museum of Art opened as the Museum of Fine Arts on February 28, 1926. The funders turned over ownership of the building to the City of San Diego. It is located in Balboa Park. The museum building was designed by architect William Templeton Johnson.
The Museum's collections are encyclopedic in nature, with pieces ranging in date from 5,000 B.C. to 2001 A.D. The museum's strength is in Spanish works by Murillo, Zurbarán, Ribera and El Greco.
There is a small eclectic Asian art gallery, a couple Impressionist era paintings, some Georgia O'Keefes (although these are not always on display) and a number of interesting modern pieces.
Additionally, they have works by Italian masters Giorgione, Giotto, Veronese, Luini and Canaletto. Works by Rubens, Hals and van Dyck represent the Northern European School.
The museum regularly hosts touring exhibits and has lately been working to display its standard collection in new ways (including an upstairs gallery discussing information which can be gathered by looking on the back of the canvas).
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