Currently reading about the rivalry between Matisse and Picasso. This captures the atmosphere after WW1.
I have just come from visiting a fascinating exhibition at the Musée Maillol with its combination of art and history from the first half of the twentieth century revolving around the art dealer Paul Rosenberg, 1881-1953.
Paul Rosenberg The exhibition entitled ’21 rue La Boétie’ is based on the book of the same name by Anne Sinclair, journalist and granddaughter of Rosenberg and it brings together over 60 masterpieces associated with Rosenberg many of which were shown in his gallery at 21 rue la Boétie. Rosenberg had a remarkable eye and passion for art and as a result he represented many of the avant garde artists of his day such as Picasso, Matisse, Léger, Braque with many of whom he developed close friendships . This was particularly true of Picasso who actually moved into 23 rue la Boétie in 1918 which allowed Rosenberg to be the first to see many…
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