Permanent Collection

Maison Maria with a View of Château Noir
Maison Maria with a View of Château Noir

Maison Maria with a View of Château Noir

Paul Cézanne
French (1839–1906)
20th century
c. 1895
Oil on canvas
25 9/16 x 31 7/8 in. (65 x 81 cm) Framed: 37 x 43 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (94 x 110.5 x 12.1 cm)
AP 1982.05
Provençal buildings with stucco walls and red-tiled roofs—often, as here, observed from a road turning into the picture—formed one of Cézanne’s favorite subjects.
Man in a Blue Smock
Man in a Blue Smock

Man in a Blue Smock

Paul Cézanne
French (1839–1906)
19th century
c. 1896–97
Oil on canvas
32 1/16 x 25 1/2 in. (81.5 x 64.8 cm) Framed: 40 15/16 x 35 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (104 x 90.2 x 8.9 cm)
APg 1980.03
Starting around 1887, using his wife and son as models, Cézanne began to paint single figures with the same gravity he had developed in his landscapes and still lifes. Around 1890 he extended his options by enlisting workers from his family’s estate in the south of France.
Diviner’s Mask
Diviner’s Mask

Diviner’s Mask

Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, Yombe people
early 20th century
Wood, organic materials
9 x 6 5/8 x 4 3/16 in. (22.8 x 16.8 x 10.7 cm)
AP 1979.42
Among the Yombe people, masks were used in divination ceremonies, through which past or future events were revealed.
Girls on the Pier
Girls on the Pier

Girls on the Pier

Edvard Munch
Norwegian (1863–1944)
20th century
c. 1904
Oil on canvas
31 11/16 x 27 5/16 in. (80.5 x 69.3 cm) Framed: 40 1/2 x 36 3/4 x 3 in. (102.9 x 93.4 x 7.6 cm)
AP 1966.06
In 1889 Munch started spending periods of time at the resort of Åsgårdstrand, which was popular with artists and writers. While summering there in 1893, he developed the pictorial ideas that some years later would evolve into Girls on the Pier.
Nude Combing Her Hair
Nude Combing Her Hair

Nude Combing Her Hair

Pablo Picasso
Spanish (1881–1973)
20th century
1906
Oil on canvas
41 1/2 x 32 in. (105.4 x 81.3 cm) Framed: 51 1/4 x 41 x 3 1/4 in. (130.2 x 104.1 x 8.3 cm)
AP 1982.06
Based on the classical Venus Anadyomene type of figure—in which the goddess, rising from the sea, wrings out her hair—Nude Combing Her Hair attests to the engagement with classicism that preoccupied Picasso throughout his career.
Penelope
Penelope

Penelope

Antoine Bourdelle
French (1861–1929)
20th century
1909
Cast bronze, dark green patina
47 1/8 x 17 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. (119.7 x 43.8 x 37.5 cm)
AP 1969.03
Bourdelle is generally acclaimed as the most important heir to Rodin, in whose studio he was an assistant from 1893 until 1908.
Girl with a Cross
Girl with a Cross

Girl with a Cross

Georges Braque
French (1882–1963)
20th century
1911
Oil on canvas
21 5/8 x 16 15/16 in. (55 x 43 cm)
AP 1989.02
Beginning in late 1907, Braque and his new acquaintance Pablo Picasso began to paint objects as highly simplified geometric forms, expressing solidarity with the most idiosyncratic tendencies in the art of Cézanne—especially that of putting together unaligned observations of adjacent parts.
Man with a Pipe
Man with a Pipe

Man with a Pipe

Pablo Picasso
Spanish (1881–1973)
20th century
1911
Oil on canvas
35 11/16 x 27 15/16 in. (90.7 x 71 cm) Framed: 44 1/2 x 37 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (113 x 95.3 x 6.4 cm)
AP 1966.08
In early July 1911, Picasso left Paris for Céret, a small town in southwestern France, near the Spanish border. Braque joined him there in August and the two painted their ultimate “Analytical Cubist” works in intense dialogue.
Composition
Composition

Composition

Piet Mondrian
Dutch (1872–1944)
20th century
1914
Oil on canvas
47 1/2 x 39 7/8 in. (120.6 x 101.3 cm) Framed: 48 1/8 x 40 5/16 x 13/16 in. (122.2 x 102.4 x 2.1 cm)
APg 1983.03
From the age of fourteen, when Mondrian decided to become a painter, he specialized in calm landscapes, often with isolated buildings and shadowy twilight effects of dull gold and silver.
Portrait of Heriberto Casany
Portrait of Heriberto Casany

Portrait of Heriberto Casany

Joan Miró
Spanish (1893–1983)
20th century
1918
Oil on canvas
27 5/8 x 24 7/16 in. (70.2 x 62 cm) Framed: 38 1/2 x 36 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (97.8 x 92.7 x 6.4 cm)
AP 1984.09
“Here in Barcelona, we lack courage,” Miró wrote in late 1917 to his studio-mate Enric Ricart. “We, the younger generation, could get together and exhibit every year, all together under the name of the “Chrome Yellow Salon,” for example, and pronounce virile manifestos. . . .
Weeping Willow
Weeping Willow

Weeping Willow

Claude Monet
French (1840–1926)
20th century
1918–19
Oil on canvas
39 1/4 x 47 1/4 in. (99.7 x 120 cm) Framed: 51 1/16 x 59 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (129.7 x 150.5 x 6.4 cm)
AP 1996.02
Monet had painted ten Weeping Willow paintings by 1919, apparently in mournful response to the mass tragedy of World War I.
Composition
Composition

Composition

Fernand Léger
French (1881–1955)
20th century
c. 1920
Oil on canvas
23 3/4 x 28 7/8 in. (60.3 x 73.4 cm) Framed: 36 x 41 3/4 x 5 in. (91.4 x 106 x 12.7 cm)
AP 1985.11
Léger commonly painted several different variations on each of his pictorial ideas, and many of the same elements in this painting appear in four others, arranged in similar interrelationships.
L'Air
L'Air

L'Air

Aristide Maillol
French (1861–1944)
20th century
Designed in 1938, cast in 1962
Bronze, cast 5, edition of 6
50 13/16 x 92 11/16 x 38 in. (129 x 235.5 x 96.5 cm)
AP 1967.06
This is one of eight bronze and lead sculptures corresponding to the stone figure for a monument commissioned from Maillol by the city of Toulouse, France.
Abstraction
Abstraction

Abstraction

Piet Mondrian
Dutch (1872–1944)
20th century
1939–42
Oil on canvas
29 1/2 x 26 3/4 in. (74.9 x 67.9 cm) Framed: 35 1/2 x 32 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (90.2 x 82.9 x 3.8 cm)
AP 1994.05
The austerely abstract style of Mondrian’s grid paintings restricts itself to straight horizontal and vertical lines, and the rectangular shapes resulting from their crossing; their palette is simply black, white, and the primaries: red, yellow, and blue.
Constellation: Awakening in the Early Morning
Constellation: Awakening in the Early Morning

Constellation: Awakening in the Early Morning

Joan Miró
Spanish (1893–1983)
20th century
1941
Gouache and oil wash on paper
18 1/8 x 14 15/16 in. (46 x 38 cm) Framed: 26 x 22 5/8 in. (66 x 57.5 cm)
APg 1993.05
This is one of a series of twenty-three small gouache and oil wash paintings known as the Constellations. The series evolved, surprisingly enough, from Miró’s aspirations in the late 1930s to work on a mural scale.
L'Asie (Asia)
L'Asie (Asia)

L'Asie (Asia)

Henri Matisse
French (1869–1954)
20th century
1946
Oil on canvas
45 3/4 x 32 in. (116.2 x 81.3 cm)
AP 1993.01
Coming nearly at the end of Matisse’s long career, L’Asie culminates his obsession with painting the female figure in rich, exotic costumes and settings.

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