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Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde : The Steins Collect. The e-album of the exhibition

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● Picasso, Matisse, Cézanne, Manet, Renoir, Gauguin, Bonnard, Picabia, Gris, Masson, Manguin, Valloton, Rose, Atlan, Tchelitchev, Laurencin ●

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This is the official app of the Grand Palais, Paris exhibition organized by the Rmn-Grand Palais, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and which is showed in New York as The Steins Collect : Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde.

The Steins, an American family, moved to Paris in the early 20th century: Gertrude, an avant-garde writer, set up house with her brother Leo, in the rue de Fleurus; her elder brother Michael took a flat with his wife Sarah in the rue Madame. They were the first people to buy Matisses and Picassos and they also received the entire avant-garde into their homes and thus built up one of the most astonishing collections of modern art. The exhibition looks at the history of this out-of-the-ordinary family. It shows how important its patronage was for the artists and how it helped establish a new standard of taste in modern art, through Leo’s view of the sources of modernity and his exchanges with the intellectuals of the time; Gertrude’s friendship with Picasso; Sarah’s relations with Matisse; and the projects that Gertrude developed with artists in the 20s and 30s. It is a major exhibition bringing together an outstanding ensemble of works from the Steins’ various collections: Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse, Manguin, Bonnard, Vallotton, Laurencin, Gris, Masson, Picabia…. The eight sections shed light on all the members of the family: Leo, Sarah and Michael, and Gertrude.