RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 50758958 LA English T1 Matisse Picasso A1 Matisse, Henri,, Picasso, Pablo,, Cowling, Elizabeth., Tate Modern (Gallery), Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France), Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), PB Tate Pub. ; Réunion des Musées Nationaux ; Museum of Modern Art PP London; [France]; New York YR 2002 SN 0870700081 9780870700088 087070009X 9780870700095 1854373927 9781854373922 1854373765 9781854373762 AB Annotation. Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso have long been seen as the twin giants of modern art, as polar opposites but also as complementary figures. Between them they are the originators of many of the most significant innovations of 20th-century painting and sculpture, but their relationship has rarely been explored in all of its closeness and complexity. In spite of their initial rivalry, the two masters eventually acknowledged one another as equals, becoming, in their old age, increasingly important to one another both artistically and personally. From the time of their initial encounters in 1906 in Gertrude and Leo Stein's Paris studio until 1917, they individually produced some of the greatest art of the 20th century and maintained an openly competitive relationship brimming with intense innovation. Matisse Picasso presents the artists' oeuvres in groupings that reveal the affinities but also the extreme contrasts of their artistic visions. Published to accompany the landmark exhibition (a joint effort of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; the Reunion des musees nationaux/Musee Picasso, and the Musee national d'art moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris), Matisse Picasso is the first major examination of the fascinating relationships between their art, their careers, and their lives. Thirty-four essays, each by a member of the exhibition's curatorial team, focus on a particular moment in the artists' evolving relationship. These texts are accompanied by an introductory history, commentary on the public perception of important artistic relationships, and an extensive chronology.