understanding in Los Angeles and Montreal and Zurich.
Pechstein holds the banner up of Van Gogh and Munch.
Signac and Klimt have exactly the same
great yellow Wheatfield with Reaper of 1889 and Signac’s
magnificent pink Saint-Cloud of 1900 set the tone and are sufficient
in themselves (with Gauguiin, Cézanne et al.)
to explain everything, and both are in Essen.
that solves many problems effortlessly, takes the lid
off the German painters and causes the French to be innately understood.
Van Gogh is
the greatest master of them all, first among equals,
his language is easily spoken here since the epochal showing at LACMA West
(the May Co. building). The German Expressionists are intimately well-known
thanks to the Museum’s collection and Robert Gore Rifkind,
and Galka Scheyer at
led by Matisse are also familiar, the exhibition
shows all the artists in their true light.