Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Edouard Manet au MET et "Wisteria Dining Room"

Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883)
The Spanish Singer, 1860
Oil on canvas; 58 x 45 in. (147.3 x 114.3 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of William Church Osborn, 1949 (49.58.2)

"The New Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture are reopening with renovated rooms and 8,000 square feet of additional gallery space—the Henry J. Heinz II Galleries—to showcase works from 1800 through the early twentieth century. The renovated galleries feature all of the Museum's most loved nineteenth-century paintings, which have been on permanent display in the past, as well as works by Bonnard, Vuillard, Soutine, Matisse, Picasso, and other early modern artists. Among the many additions are a full-room assembly of "The Wisteria Dining Room," a French art nouveau interior designed by Lucien Lévy Dhurmer shortly before World War I that is the only complete example of its kind in the United States;............"

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