of the Holy
I have intentionally made poor images of some of the art here, meaning only to tantalize you into making the trip to the Barnes to see for yourself. I haven't even mentioned the African and American Folk Art, furniture, music and gardens.
**Amazingly, as of June 2003, you can buy all of these as reproductions online from the wondrous *new* gift shop!**
From the Barnes web site:
"For the first time ever, selected paintings from The Barnes Foundation's amazing art collection may be viewed online and also purchased in the form of beautiful framed reproductions"
(I just bought the CD- it's mind blowing!)
Here's some of my new favorite things from the Barnes Foundation Gift Shop, with this 1930 introduction from Henri Matisse:
of the most striking things in America is the Barnes collection, which
is exhibited in a spirit very beneficial for the formation of American
artists. There the old master paintings are put beside the modern ones,
a Dounier Rousseau next to a primitive, and this bringing together helps
students understand a lot of things that the academics don’t teach."