Wednesday, August 11, 2010 (4)

Aug 11, 2010
August 10, 2010
  • Matisse: Radical Invention 1913-1917

  • Aug 10, 2010 at 5:00am to Oct 11, 2010 at 3:00pm
  • Location: MoMA
  • Description: In the time between Henri Matisse's (1869–1954) return from Morocco in 1913 and his departure for Nice in 1917, the artist produced some of the most demanding, experimental, and enigmatic works of his career—paintings that are abstracted and rigorously purged of descriptive detail, geometric and sharply composed, and dominated by shades of black and gray. Works from this period have typically been treated as unrelated to one another, as an aberration within the artist's development, or as a response to Cubism or World War I. Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917 moves beyond the surface of these paintings to examine their physical production and the essential context of Matisse's studio practice. Through this shift of focus, the exhibition reveals deep connections among these works and demonstrates their critical role in the artist's development at this time. Matisse himself acknowledged near the end of his life the significance of this period when he identified two works—Bathers by a
  • Created by: Quentin Jouberton
August 11, 2010
  • French Comedy, Gaumont Style: La Traversee de Paris (Four Bags Full)

  • Aug 11, 2010 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: MoMA
  • Description: Theater 1, T11956. France. Directed by Claude Autant-Lara. Screenplay by Pierre Bost. With Jean Gabin, Bourvil, Jeannette Batti, Georgette Anys, Robert Arnoux. A dark comedy, both literally and in spirit, set in Paris during the Nazi Occupation. One night, two men attempt to cross Paris on foot before curfew, lugging four suitcases’ worth of butchered pig for sale on the black market. In French; English subtitles. 80 min.
  • Created by: Quentin Jouberton
  • French Comedy, Gaumont Style: Week End

  • Aug 11, 2010 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: MoMA
  • Description: Theater 1, T11967. France. Written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard. With Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon. A ferocious satire of modern life, Weekend begins with a couple leaving Paris for a weekend in the country—only to find themselves, like everyone else, stuck in a traffic jam of Armageddon-like proportions. In French; English subtitles. 105 min.
  • Created by: Quentin Jouberton