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Barnes Foundation

Works: 204 works in 341 publications in 4 languages and 9,391 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Periodicals  Interactive multimedia 
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Classifications: ND547.5.I4, 759.40903407474812
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The devil and Dr. Barnes : portrait of an American art collector by Howard Greenfeld( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primitive Negro sculpture by Paul Guillaume( Book )

5 editions published between 1926 and 1968 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Passion for art : Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse and Dr. Barnes( )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides user with a tour of the Barnes Foundation, an extensive private collection of post-impressionistic paintings, narrated by prominent art experts. Individual paintings can be looked at full-screen or scanned to show the artist's brushwork and signature
William Glackens( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A monumental new monograph accompanying the first major retrospective in fifty years of the work of William Glackens, an important American realist painter. This richly illustrated volume provides a comprehensive introduction to William Glackens (1870-1938), one of the liveliest and most influential American painters of the early twentieth century. A founder of the Ashcan School, along with painters such as Robert Henri and John Sloan, Glackens was crucial to the introduction of modern art in the United States through his collaboration with Albert C. Barnes and his championing of landmark exhibitions of American and European avant-garde art. The finest examples of his works over a fifty-year career, including paintings previously unknown to the general public, are reproduced here -- from intimate nudes, portraits, and figure studies to vivid still lifes, vibrant street scenes, and landscapes, in which he captured people and their surroundings with matchless spontaneity and spirit. The book features essays by important scholars examining the artist's relationship with French painting, his social observation and interest in costume, his depiction of women, and his role as a tastemaker", viewed March 4, 2014
The art of Renoir by Albert C Barnes( Book )

4 editions published between 1935 and 1963 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great French paintings from the Barnes Foundation : Impressionist, Post-impressionist, and Early Modern by Barnes Foundation( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most eagerly awaited set of reproductions in art-book history: more than one hundred masterpieces of modern French painting from one of the world's fabled repositories of great art - the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania - are here published in full color for the first time. These paintings are the crown jewels of the extraordinary collection assembled in the early twentieth century by Dr. Albert C. Barnes, the bold and original collector who established the Foundation in 1922 as a school for the study of art and philosophy. Now, after six decades of limited access to visitors and a ban on color reproduction, the Barnes Foundation welcomes a wider audience through the publication of this magnificent volume. Manet, Renoir, Monet, Cezanne, van Gogh, Gauguin, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rousseau, Soutine, La Fresnaye, Modigliani, Picasso, Braque, and Matisse - the list of artists gives only a hint of the splendors this book contains. Here are major landmarks of modern art that many know of but few have seen, including twenty-four Renoirs encompassing the entire span of his career ... thirty monumental Cezannes, including bather groups, landscapes, still lifes, and portraits ... Matisse's pivotal Bonheur de vivre, Three Sisters Triptych, and world-famous Dance mural (and eighteen other paintings and oil studies) ... the finest of van Gogh's six paintings of Joseph-Etienne Roulin ... Seurat's celebrated Models ... the Douanier Rousseau's strange, unsettling Unpleasant Surprise ... the tender portrait of young M. Loulou by Gauguin ... a spectacular cluster of seven early Picassos. And this is only a sampling of the exhilarating visual banquet offered in these pages. Great French Paintings from The Barnes Foundation is the companion volume to an unprecedented exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. To describe the paintings and relate the achievements of Dr. Barnes as a collector and an educator, commentaries and essays have been provided by a dozen notable American and French art historians and curators: Francoise Cachin, Anne Distel, and Anne Roquebert of the Musee d'Orsay; Jack Flam, Distinguished Professor of Art History. Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York; Michel Hoog of the Musee de l'Orangerie; Charles S. Moffett of the Phillips Collection; Marla Prather and Jeffrey S. Weiss of the National Gallery of Art; Joseph J. Rishel and Christopher Riopelle of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Helene Seckel of the Musee Picasso (Paris); and Richard J. Wattenmaker of the Archives of American Art. For everyone to whom the paintings in the Barnes Foundation have been a legend - unattainable - and for every devotee of great art and beautiful books, this volume will be a joy and a treasure
African art in the Barnes Foundation : the triumph of L'Art nègre and the Harlem Renaissance by Christa Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first publication of the Barnes Foundation's important and extensive African art collection. The Barnes Foundation is renowned for its astonishing collection of Postimpressionist and early Modern art assembled by Albert C. Barnes, a Philadelphia pharmaceutical entrepreneur. Less known is the pioneering collection of African sculpture that Barnes acquired between 1922 and 1924, mainly from Paul Guillaume, the Paris-based dealer. The Barnes Foundation was one of the first permanent installations in the United States to present objects from Africa as fine art. Indeed, the African collection is central to understanding Barnes's socially progressive vision for his foundation. This comprehensive volume showcases all 123 objects, including reliquary figures, masks, and utensils, most of which originated in France's African colonies - Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, and the Congo - as well as in Sierra Leone, Republic of Benin, and Nigeria. Christa Clarke considers the significance of the collection and Barnes's role in the Harlem Renaissance and in fostering broader appreciation of African art in the twentieth century. In-depth catalog entries by noted scholars in the field complete the volume
Picasso : the Great War, experimentation, and change by Pablo Picasso( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Barnes an American dream by Alain Jaubert( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opened in 1925 in Merion, near Philadelphia, the Barnes Foundation houses one of the most prodigious private collections of French painting from the turn of the century. The collection includes 180 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, and 60 Matisses, along with numerous paintings by Manet, Monet, Degas, van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rousseau, Modigliani, Picasso, etc. The film reviews the life and art collecting of Dr. Albert C. Barnes, explains his theories of art, and offers a rare tour of the galleries of Barnes Foundation
Matisse in the Barnes Foundation by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A landmark compendium - the first authoritative publication to cover in its entirety one of the most significant holdings of Matisse in the world. Here is a vibrant celebration - slipcased and beautifully produced - of the Barnes' extraordinary Matisse collection. Composed of fifty-nine works from every stage of the artist's career, it is among the most important in the world. At its heart are Matisse's most historically significant paintings, Le Bonheur de vivre, also called The Joy of Life, and The Dance, the monumental mural that Albert C Barnes commissioned to fill the lunettes of the Foundation's main gallery, transforming both the space and the artist's career. An essay by Yve-Alain Bois addresses the evolution of The Dance and its role in Matisse's career; Karen Butler looks at what Barnes thought of Matisse; and Claudine Grammont's considers how and why he collected his work. The artworks themselves, sumptuously reproduced, are the subjects of interpretive analyses that tell the stories of their acquisition and address their critical reception. The book includes major contributions by Barbara Buckley and Jennifer Mass on the artists technique and a report on the latest findings on the pigments used in Le Bonheur de vivre
Journal of the Barnes Foundation by Barnes Foundation( )

in Undetermined and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Cezanne à Matisse : chefs-d'oeuvre de la Fondation Barnes by Réunion des musées nationaux (France)( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in French and German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yinka Shonibare MBE : magic ladders by Yinka Shonibare( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yinka Shonibare MBE (b.1962), a British artist of Nigerian descent is best known for his dramatic tableaux of life-size, headless mannequins, gorgeously dressed in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century costumes made from elaborately patterned textiles popular in Africa. Shonibare matches the staggering, opulent beauty of his art with erudition and wit: exploring identity and authenticity, he taps art historical tradition and intellectual history in sly, provocative works that examine class, race, gender and colonialism. Published to accompany an exhibition organized by the Barnes Foundation, Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders presents major works by the artist, including his latest commission. Dr. Albert C. Barnes, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur who assembled one of the world's greatest collections of post-Impressionist and early modern art, as well as one of the most historically imporantant holdings of African art in the United States shared Shonibare's interest in education and social mobility, although their views diverge in important ways. This book is both a catalogue of the exhibition and a reader on Barnes's educational outlook and collecting interests."
Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson : the order of things by Barnes Foundation( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strength and splendor : wrought iron from the Musée le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barnes Foundation : the display of its art collection by Violette De Mazia( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American paintings and works on paper in the Barnes Foundation by Barnes Foundation( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume begins with a study of the development of the Foundation's educational programs and Barnes's thirty-five-year collaboration with philosopher and educator John Dewey. In addition to analyzing Barnes's role as a collector of Modern art and his relationships with American artists, the book features essays devoted to the nine principal Americans whose works Barnes collected, along with complete catalogue entries for all 343 works by American artists presently in the Barnes Foundation. It decisively documents an important chapter in the history of collecting and art education in America during the first half of the twentieth century. --Book Jacket
The world is an apple : the still lifes of Paul Cézanne by Paul Cézanne( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a complete, thematic reappraisal of Paul Cezanne's still life paintings, looking at them both within the broader context of his complex artistic and psychological development and within the wider history of the development of still life in France and early 20th-century modernism
The Barnes Foundation : masterworks by Barnes Foundation( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barnes Foundation, established by Dr. Albert C. Barnes in 1922, is home to a legendary art collection. Barnes assembled one of the world's largest and finest groups of post-impressionist and early modern paintings, with holdings by such luminaries as Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Rousseau, Modigliani, Soutine, Manet, Monet, Seurat, Degas, Van Gogh, and Gauguin. The Foundation's collection also holds significant examples of American art, including works by Demuth, Glackens, and the Prendergasts; African sculpture; Native American ceramics, jewelry, and textiles; Asian paintings, prints, and sculptures; medieval manuscripts and sculptures; Old Master paintings by El Greco, Rubens, Titian, and others; ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art; and American and European decorative arts and metalwork. The presentation of the collection reflects Barnes's educational and aesthetic approach: symmetrical "ensembles," or wall compositions, combine works of different periods, mediums, cultures, and styles for the purpose of comparison and study. This book represents the first overview of works from the art collection of the Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA, highlighting the diversity of cultural forms assembled by Dr. Albert C. Barnes
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A Passion for art : Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse and Dr. Barnes
Alternative Names
Barnes Collection (Montgomery)

Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pa.

Fondation Barnes

Fondation Barnes (Montgomery)

Fundació Barnes

Фонд Барнса



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