Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Art in the city

When I walked back from Granville yesterday I popped in to lots of little galleries on the street but the biggie was the Vancouver Art Gallery.

The Matisse exhibition was marvellous. I especially liked the attention given to the Cone sisters, Claribel and Ettie, who collected impressionist art in the early 20th century. They amassed the biggest collection of Matisse pantings and sculpture in the world. They also collected textiles and these, with other personal memorabilia including correspondence with Matisse were on display. I loved the relational sense of art integrated in their lives.

Oh yes, the paintings and sculptures were impressive, too.

Take a peek at...
http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/exhibit_collecting_matisse.html

The exhibition reminded me of the documentary film Herb and Dorothy, the Vogels who began collecting art in the 1960's in New York.

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