A Night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Part I - Portrait of the Artist as a Very Young Man - Picasso and Matisse - The Stein Collection

Paul and I headed off to the MET last night and entered the Magical  Realm
of Gertrude, Michael, Sarah and Leo Stein's Collection.
Terrific and Insightful Works on Paper, Canvas, Photographs, and in Sculpture and Film.

I remember passing a Film of Gertrude's/Virgil Thomas Opera (1934 -All Black Cast)Four Saints in Three Acts and overhearing Her  admonition of understanding the art: 
"If you've enjoyed it you've understood it..."



Aria

Pigeons on the grass alas.

  Pigeons on the grass alas.

  Short longer grass short longer longer shorter yellow grass. Pigeons
large pigeons on the shorter longer yellow grass alas pigeons on the
grass.
  If they were not pigeons what were they.
  If they were not pigeons on the grass alas what were they. He had
heard of a third and he asked about it it was a magpie in the sky.
If a magpie in the sky on the sky can not cry if the pigeon on the
grass alas can alas and to pass the pigeon on the grass alas and the 
magpie in the sky on the sky and to try and to try alas on the
grass alas the pigeon on the grass the pigeon on the grass and alas.
They might be very well they might be very well very well they might
be.
  Let Lucy Lily Lily Lucy Lucy let Lucy Lucy Lily Lily Lily Lily
Lily let Lily Lucy Lucy let Lily. Let Lucy Lily.




Grand Staircase of Metropolitain Museum of Art NYC
Left Column: Matisse Portrait of Woman with Hat in 3/4 View
(20th Century - Paris)
Right Column: Pollaioulo Portrait of Young Woman in Profile 
(15th Century - Florence)




Great Hall seen from 2nd Floor Mezzanine


Two perspectives Merged


Pereira - 2012



Some 5 Centuries Divide these 3 Great Portraitists

Pollaioullo - Young Woman -  1465


                                                                                                 Portrait of Gertrude Stein - Picasso- 1906


Matisse  - Portrait of Woman with Hat - 1906




Unique Tryptich - Pereira 2012


Before Heading to the Museum with Paul 

I was able to capture a Special Portrait
which Strangely set the Tone for the Whole


Animate Portrait of  an Artist as a Very Young Man
...with Mother Soothing
A Joycean Tale by Pereira - New York 2012

video



Entrance to the Show

First views of Cezannes, Renoirs, LaTrec among others.

After the Show 
Paul and I went to a Corner Cafe round the corner of the Met on Madison and discussed the works...

My immeasurable thanks to the Artists in the Collection who forged the Visual and Intellectual Soul of my generation and gave us the tools to Boldly Go where no Art had Gone Before...

How I planned to expand the discussion on my Art Appreciations Blog over the next while...

and among other things...

How Good the Coffee Was
Seriously - Portrait of  pianist/painter Paul Morin 
Pereira 2012



...among other things reflections of things and integrating perspectives
...interiors and exteriors





...among other things we came around to 
a  Animation Short Film of mine on Paticles and Waves called Wavicle Flux
which I had just finished that afternoon,
of which he was second to see
 after dear waitress Coutney at the Yorkville Creperie 
where we met on our way to the Met.


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Wavicle Flux by Peter G Pereira
Short Animation -2012

It was a Full Moon as we walked Home
Somewhat on a Cloud

Full Moon - New York City
Pereira 2012

We promised ourselves to Go back and have Another Look.

Foundations of Modern Art...in some James Joyce and Cezanne being the Fathers
...Gertrude Stein the Mother...and all those weird and wonderful Children.


                          Paul Cezanne

James Joyce

Gertrude Stein



Comments

cesera said…
Dear ,

It is a wonderfull exhibition,"The Steins Collect;Matisse,Picasso,Cezanne and the Parisian Avant Garde" .

And what a pleasure to see the portrait of Gertrude Stein by Riba-Rovira .Beside Tchelitchew and Balthus .
And you have an interesting article in Appollo London Revew about .And also in Artes Magazine from San Francisco where the exhibition was before .
And also the Preface Gertrude Stein wrote for his first exhibition in the Galerie Roquepine in Paris on 1945 .
Where we can read Gertrude Stein writing Riba-Rovira "will go farther than Cezanne...will succeed in where Picasso failed...I am fascinated " by Riba-Rovira Gertrude Stein tells us .

And you are you also fascinated indeed as Gertrude Stein ?

But Gertrude Stein spoke also in this same document about Matisse and Juan Gris .And we learn Riba-Rovira went each week in Gertrude Stein's saloon rue Christine .
With Edward Burns and Carl Van Vechten we can know Riba-Rovira did others portraits of Gertrude Stein .

But we do not know where they are ;and you do you know perhaps ?

With this wonderful portrait we do not forget it is the last time Gertrude Stein sat for an artist who is Riba-Rovira .

This exhibition presents us a world success with this last painting portrait before she died .

Both ,it is one of the last text where she gives her last art vision .As a light over that exhibition now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York .

Coming from San Francisco "Seeing five stories" to Washington and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York for our pleasure .

And the must is to see for the first time in the same place portraits by Picasso, Picabia, Riba-Rovira, Tall-Coat, Valloton .

You have the translate of Gertrude Stein's Riba-Rovira Preface on english Gertrude Stein's page on Wikipedia and in the catalog of this exhibition you can see in first place the mention of this portrait .And also other pictures Gertrude Stein bought him .

And you have another place where you can see now Riba-Rovira's works it is an exhibition in Valencia in Spain "Homenage a Gertrude Stein" by Riba-Rovira in Galleria Muro ,if you like art ...

Cesera
cesera said…
Dear ,

It is a wonderfull exhibition,"The Steins Collect;Matisse,Picasso,Cezanne and the Parisian Avant Garde" .

And what a pleasure to see the portrait of Gertrude Stein by Riba-Rovira .Beside Tchelitchew and Balthus .
And you have an interesting article in Appollo London Revew about .And also in Artes Magazine from San Francisco where the exhibition was before .
And also the Preface Gertrude Stein wrote for his first exhibition in the Galerie Roquepine in Paris on 1945 .
Where we can read Gertrude Stein writing Riba-Rovira "will go farther than Cezanne...will succeed in where Picasso failed...I am fascinated " by Riba-Rovira Gertrude Stein tells us .

And you are you also fascinated indeed as Gertrude Stein ?

But Gertrude Stein spoke also in this same document about Matisse and Juan Gris .And we learn Riba-Rovira went each week in Gertrude Stein's saloon rue Christine .
With Edward Burns and Carl Van Vechten we can know Riba-Rovira did others portraits of Gertrude Stein .

But we do not know where they are ;and you do you know perhaps ?

With this wonderful portrait we do not forget it is the last time Gertrude Stein sat for an artist who is Riba-Rovira .

This exhibition presents us a world success with this last painting portrait before she died .

Both ,it is one of the last text where she gives her last art vision .As a light over that exhibition now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York .

Coming from San Francisco "Seeing five stories" to Washington and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York for our pleasure .

And the must is to see for the first time in the same place portraits by Picasso, Picabia, Riba-Rovira, Tall-Coat, Valloton .

You have the translate of Gertrude Stein's Riba-Rovira Preface on english Gertrude Stein's page on Wikipedia and in the catalog of this exhibition you can see in first place the mention of this portrait .And also other pictures Gertrude Stein bought him .

And you have another place where you can see now Riba-Rovira's works it is an exhibition in Valencia in Spain "Homenage a Gertrude Stein" by Riba-Rovira in Galleria Muro ,if you like art ...

Cesera

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