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The New Criterion: Matisse & Diebenkorn at the Baltimore Museum of Art

“Matisse/Diebenkorn,” the current exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, frames the American painter Richard Diebenkorn as a stylistic descendant of Henri Matisse. The show’s comparison between the two is not a new one—viewers familiar with both Matisse and Diebenkorn have long been struck by their shared mastery of color structure and line. They were […]

Art News: Striking Up a Conversation: The Baltimore Museum of Art Unites Matisse and Diebenkorn in a Glorious Exhibition

Though many critics and curators rate Richard Diebenkorn highly, the public still seems less familiar with his art than they should be. Expect this to change with “Matisse/Diebenkorn,” currently at the Baltimore Museum of Art and traveling to SFMOMA in March. It’s a glorious show featuring almost 60 well-selected paintings and works on paper by […]

Washington Post: Diebenkorn/Matisse exhibition documents a one-way love affair

Baltimore — The Baltimore Museum of Art has had extraordinary success with its large and appealing exhibition “Matisse Diebenkorn,” which closes Jan. 29. It has extended museum hours to accommodate the crowds, the largest of any ticketed show it has presented in the past decade, and the exhibition has attracted attention and visitors from far […]

CBS Sunday Morning: Side by Side, Matisse and Diebenkorn

How do works by two painters from two different eras compare when we see them side by side? A new exhibition is answering that question. The show features works by Henri Matisse, the French Post-Impressionist Master, and Richard Diebenkorn, the influential but less-well-known American modernist, together for the first time. Rita Braver takes a look. […]

The New York Review of Books: Cool, Sublime, Idealistic Diebenkorn

Matisse/Diebenkorn an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, October 23, 2016–January 29, 2017; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, March 11–May 29, 2017 Catalog of the exhibition by edited by Janet Bishop and Katherine Rothkopf Baltimore Museum of Art/San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/DelMonico/Prestel, 183 pp., $49.95 Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné […]

Art Newspaper: The changeable Californian

Richard Diebenkorn (1922-93) is the most high-profile member of the San Francisco Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1940s-60s and is considered one of America’s most important Modernist painters. He received wide acclaim in his lifetime, and interest in his art has remained constant in recent decades. Any comprehensive study of Modernism in America must […]

Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné debuts

Collectors, curators and others recently gathered at the Renzo Piano designed Gilbert Hall at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City for the debut of Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné (Yale University Press), the definitive resource of the renowned artist’s unique works, including sketches; drawings; paintings on paper, board, canvas; and sculptural objects. This seminal four-volume 2,000-page reference contains […]

NPR: Matisse and Diebenkorn ‘Meet’ at Last, at the Baltimore Museum of Art

A “conversation” between two major artists — Henri Matisse of France, and Richard Diebenkorn of the U.S. — is taking place on the walls of the Baltimore Museum of Art. The two artists never met, but Matisse influenced Diebenkorn’s work, across decades and continents. Matisse’s great-granddaughter and Diebenkorn’s daughter got to see the exhibition before […]

Boston Globe: Beautiful show celebrates impact of Matisse on Diebenkorn

BALTIMORE — When you love an artist, you tend to love everything by that artist. It’s not that you lose the ability to discriminate between failures and successes. It’s that your feeling for what the artist wanted to do, and for the temperament and the thinking behind those ambitions, becomes so engaged that everything he […]