“La Gerbe” | Henri Matisse 1953
Henri Matisse was commissioned by Sidney and Frances Brody in the last years of his life to create a ceramic wall work for their A. Quincy Jones designed home. Sidney Brody was a LACMA board chair, and the Brody’s were major modern art collectors.
Color was the key focus of Matisse’s art—decorative in conception and emotionally expressive—his goal was to produce “an art of balance, of purity and serenity.”
La Gerbe , executed in ceramic, is based on a paper cutout of the same title (which the Brodys donated to UCLA following the major Matisse exhibition at UCLA that Mrs. Brody was very involved in). This Matisse ceramic wall stands as one of the artist’s last works, and his only west coast commission.
La Gerbe was promised to LACMA in conjunction with the museum’s 25th anniversary and comes to LACMA upon the recent death of Frances Brody in 2009. (Stephanie Barron, Senior Curator of Modern Art)
Source: collectionsonline.lacma.org | midcenturia.com
pretty into this right now.
I'll be in LA, Santa Monica area (also visiting friends at UC Irvine) for a few days. Any suggestions?
I really don’t understand how sassy people are sometimes.
So my roommates always joke about getting a rat—which I always say no to. One of my roommates texts me saying she has to babysit her friend’s rat for a few days. The rat’s name is Beyonce. Beyonce better not pee on my stuff.
Way too excited for summer. Can’t focus on anything.
Went to the Crocker Art Museum today to see the Gregory Kondos’s exhibit! Talked to him and his wife after viewing the show :) His wife broke out into her Cal sorority songs when I told her I attend UC Berkeley. They were both quiet charming.
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She was first inspired 10 years ago, when she was in the hospital for Crohn’s disease and her doctor invited her to view her own cells under a microscope.
Alan Sailer is a California based photographer that shoots and captures food through high speed explosions with extremely high speed cameras.
now THIS is photography
woah woah woah. top pic. it says smarties. i was previously under the impression that those were called rockets?
they’re Smarties in ‘MURRICA
An interactive installation, “Measuring the Universe” by Roman Ondak, in which visitors mark their height in black ink on a white wall, representing a star in a network of celestial bodies to symbolize the space each individual takes up in our vast universe.