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Barnes Foundation

Works: 274 works in 484 publications in 3 languages and 11,113 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  History  Video installations (Art)  Interviews  Photobooks 
Roles: isb, his, Organizer of meeting, Host, Other, Publisher, Producer, Distributor, Editor
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 )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Coombs Barnes, one of the most eccentric, controversial figures of the early twentieth-century art world, springs vividly from the pages of Howard Greenfeld's superb biography. The Devil and Dr. Barnes traces the near-mythical journey of a man who was born into poverty, amassed a fortune through the promotion of a popular medicine, and acquired the premier private collection of works by such masters as Renoir, Matisse, Cezanne, and Picasso. Ostentatiously turning his back on the art establishment, Barnes challenged the aesthetic sensibilities of an uninitiated, often resistant and scoffing, American audience. In particular, he championed Matisse, Soutine, and Modigliani when they were obscure or in difficult straits. Analyzing what he saw as the formal relationships underlying all art, linking the old and the new, Barnes applied these principles in a rigorous course of study offered at his Merion foundation. Barnes's own mordant words, culled from the copious printed record, animate the narrative throughout, as do accounts of his associations with notables of the era--Gertrude and Leo Stein, Bertrand Russell, and John Dewey among them--many of whom he alienated with his appetite for passionate, public feuds. In this rounded portrait, Albert Barnes emerges as a complex, flawed man, who--blessed with an astute eye for greatness--has left us an incomparable treasure, gathered in one place and unforgettable to all who have seen it
Berthe Morisot : woman impressionist by Berthe Morisot( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) is considered a major Impressionist artist, a recent development despite the respect received in her lifetime from peers Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. As the only female member of the Impressionist group at its founding in late 1873, Morisot played a major and multifaceted part in the movement, and her works were prized by pioneering dealers and collectors. Lush illustrations from throughout Morisot's career depict her daring experimentations and her embrace of modern subjects in the city and at the seaside: fashionable young women, and intimate, domestic interiors. Texts examine her in the context of her contemporaries, the critical reception of her work, the subjects and settings she chose, and the state of Morisot scholarship. It makes an important contribution to the field, with never-before-published letters, interdisciplinary scholarship, and a specific focus on Morisot's pioneering developments as a painter first, woman second
Primitive Negro sculpture by Paul Guillaume( Book )

6 editions published between 1926 and 1968 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations from the collection of the Barnes Foundation at Merion, Pennsylvania
A Passion for art : Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse and Dr. Barnes( )

15 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 258 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. A graphic timeline arranges the paintings in chronological order and includes historic events that compliment the paintings and provide understanding of the times in which they were created. Archival materials present selections from newly found papers of the Barnes Foundation. Included in these are rare and revealing documents from Matisse and others represented in the collection
William Glackens by Avis Berman( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 231 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
African art in the Barnes Foundation : the triumph of L'Art nègre and the Harlem Renaissance by Christa Clarke( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 222 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
The art of Renoir by Albert C Barnes( Book )

6 editions published between 1935 and 1963 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso : the Great War, experimentation, and change by Pablo Picasso( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiefer Rodin by Anselm Kiefer( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in French and English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To mark the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin, the museum will be asserting its programme more strongly than ever in cooperation with contemporary artists and is giving carte blanche to the artist Anselm Kiefer. Installed in the exhibition hall, the exhibition will demonstrate the unusual convergence of these two giants, shaped with freedom and liberated from all artistic contingencies
Matisse in the Barnes Foundation by Barnes Foundation( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and French and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the reknown of the Matisse holdings at the Barnes Foundation, these works have long remained uncatalogued and elusive to many, given the Foundation's restrictions on loans and color photography. Generations of scholars have lamented the black-and-white slides of Le Bonheur de vivre that anticlimactically accompanied lectures on the riot of Fauvre color. Matisse in the Barnes Foundation ... grew out research on the collection initiated in the 1990s ... . Goals for the Matisse project included gathering comprehensive information on the works, from external sources, the tremendously rich and recently catalogued Barnes Foundation Archives, and the insights of curators and conservators, and creating for each work an internally consistent record in the Foundation's database, part of which could eventually migrate to the Foundation's website"--Foreword (pages 21-22)
I do not know what it is I am like : the art of Bill Viola by Bill Viola( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Viola (b. 1951) is one of today's premier video installation artists whose apparently straightforward imagery belies a decades-long investigation into the human imagination and its various states of consciousness. This unique and accessible guide to Viola's work provides new insights into the artist's creative processes by drawing on his own writing, as well as texts that have inspired his creative vision. John G. Hanhardt, an expert on Bill Viola, explores how the artist's work relates to literature, philosophy, poetry, and mysticism. Kira Perov, Viola's wife, artistic collaborator, and the manager of his studio, offers her own intimate insights into his work and studio production. Beautifully illustrated, this book imparts a fresh take on Viola's art, originality, and celebrated creativity. Exhibition: The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, USA (30.06-15.09.2019)
Renoir father and son : painting and cinema( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beloved Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir left a vibrant legacy that influenced the life and films of his son, the acclaimed director Jean Renoir. The Impressionist paintings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir are characterized by portraits and lively episodes from daily life. These joyful scenes influenced the life and work of his son, filmmaker Jean Renoir, who Orson Welles described as "the greatest of all directors." This catalogue--and the traveling exhibition it accompanies--demonstrates how Pierre-Auguste Renoir's artistic practice and creative universe influenced Jean's art, and how Jean's films shed new light on his father's paintings. Focusing on leitmotifs in both artists' works, this volume commingles paintings, drawings, films, costumes, photographs, and ceramics. Contributions from the Barnes Foundation, the Musée d'Orsay, and the Cinémathèque Française provide in-depth insight
La joie de vivre die nie gesehenen Meisterwerke der Barnes Collection by Barnes Foundation( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berthe Morisot by Berthe Morisot( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet ouvrage a été publié à l'occasion de l'exposition "Berthe Morisot" présentée au musée d'Orsay, Paris, du 18 juin au 22 septembre 2019.Figure majeure de l'impressionnisme, Berthe Morisot, reste aujourd'hui moins connue que ses amis Monet, Degas ou Renoir. Elle avait pourtant été immédiatement reconnue comme l'une des artistes les plus novatrices du groupe. L'exposition retrace le parcours exceptionnel d'une peintre, qui, à rebours des usages de son temps et de son milieu, devient une figure essentielle des avant-gardes parisiennes de la fin des années 1860 jusqu'à sa mort prématurée en 1895
Journal of the Barnes Foundation by Barnes Foundation( )

in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 63 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
Citizen Barnes : an American dream by Alain Jaubert( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 54 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
Yinka Shonibare MBE : magic ladders by Yinka Shonibare( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 50 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."
The Barnes Foundation : masterworks by Barnes Foundation( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 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
Mohamed Bourouissa by Mohamed Bourouissa( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publié à l'occasion de l'exposition ± Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders ? à la Barnes Foundation, Philadelphie, du 30 juin au 2 octobre 2017.00Mohamed Bourouissa (né en 1978 à Blida, Algérie, vit et travaille à Paris) a étudié la photographie à l'École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs (Ensad) et a obtenu en 2007 le prix Voies Off à Arles pour sa série ± Périphériques ?. Son travail a été présenté depuis lors au sein de nombreuses expositions personnelles et collectives en France comme à l'étranger : au Centre Pompidou (Festival Hors Pistes 2013), au Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, au Palais de Tokyo, au Palazzo Grassi ? François Pinault Foundation à Venise, à AGO à Toronto, à la Saatchi Gallery de Londres, à la Dublin Gallery of Photography, au Museum of Modern Art d'Istanbul, au Beirut Exhibition Center, au Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, au MAXXI à Rome, au New Museum of contemporary art à New York, au Philadelphia Museum of Art, au SCAD d'Atlanta, au Finnish Museum of Photography d'Helsinki, au Fotomuseum à Rotterdam, à la Nikolaj Kunsthal de Copenhague, au KW Institute for Contemporary Art de Berlin ainsi que dans le cadre de la Biennale de Berlin et de la 54e Biennale de Venise
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A Passion for art : Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse and Dr. Barnes
La joie de vivre die nie gesehenen Meisterwerke der Barnes CollectionGreat French paintings from the Barnes Foundation : Impressionist, Post-impressionist, and Early ModernThe art of the stealArt held hostage : the battle over the Barnes collectionAmerican paintings and works on paper in the Barnes FoundationGreat French paintings from the Barnes Foundation : from Cézanne to MatisseArt, education, & African-American culture : Albert Barnes and the science of philanthropy
Alternative Names
Barnes Collection.

Barnes Collection (Montgomery)

Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pa.

Barnes Sammlung.

Barnesova nadace

Fondaĵo Barnes

Fondation Barnes.

Fondation Barnes (Montgomery)

Fundação Barnes

Fundació Barnes

Fundacja Barnesa.

Фонд Барнса

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برنس فاؤنڈیشن

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