THE GENEALOGY OF ART

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THE GENEALOGY OF ART In 1936 the founding Director of The Museum of Modern Art, Alfred Barr, created a map that attempted to chart the development of modern art through a 'family tree' of the significant and influential movements. This exhibition recreates Barr's chart with key pieces from each of the movements.
The exhibition questions whether Barr's interpretation was accurate, or too final. Is it possible to define the ever changing world of modern art? Do you agree with the order of the exhibition?
Why not tell us how you see things, create your own map of modern art and send it to us.
Henry Matisse (1869-1954) The Dessert: Harmony in Red (The Red Room) (1908)
The Dessert: Harmony in Red is a painting by French artist Henri Matisse, from 1908. It is considered by some critics to be Matisse’s masterpiece. This Fauvist painting follows the example set by Impressionism with the overall lack of a central focal point.
The painting was ordered as “Harmony in Blue,” but Matisse was dissatisfied with the result, and so he painted it over with his preferred red. It is in the permanent collection of the Hermitage Museum.

Henry Matisse (1869-1954) The Dessert: Harmony in Red (The Red Room) (1908)

The Dessert: Harmony in Red is a painting by French artist Henri Matisse, from 1908. It is considered by some critics to be Matisse’s masterpiece.¬†This Fauvist painting follows the example set by Impressionism¬†with the overall lack of a central focal point.

The painting was ordered as “Harmony in Blue,” but Matisse was dissatisfied with the result, and so he painted it over with his preferred red. It is in the permanent collection of the Hermitage Museum.

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