Des Visages Familiers

Henri Matisse, Interior with Egyptian Curtain, 1948. Oil on canvas

Henri Matisse, Interior with Egyptian Curtain, 1948. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4 x 35 1/8 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Acquired 1950.

When lawyers go on vacation, they likely avoid courthouses. When teachers take a holiday, they don’t tour the local schools. But when museum folks go globe-trotting, well, we just can’t help ourselves. And it was just that inescapable magnetism of an art-filled gallery that caused a serendipitous and delightful run-in, in Paris, between two vacationing Brookes (Brooke Horne of the director’s office and Brooke Rosenblatt of the education department) at the Centre Pompidou last week. Mere footsteps away, another traveling Phillips resident, Matisse’s Interior with Egyptian Curtain (1948), was also there on loan as part of their exhibition, Matisse: Pairs and Sets, which closed on Monday.

2 thoughts on “Des Visages Familiers

  1. More serendipitous still is that Brooke Horne had arrived in Paris from Barcelona, where Brooke Rosenblatt was soon to be visiting for a little vacation withing her Parisian vacation.

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