Matisse/Diebenkorn @ SFMOMA

Richard Diebenkorn, Seated Figure with Hat, 1967, oil on canvas, 57 3/4 × 61 3/4 inches (National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.)
Richard Diebenkorn, Seated Figure with Hat, 1967, oil on canvas, 57 3/4 × 61 3/4 inches (National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.)

Lawrence Gipe reviews Matisse/Diebenkorn at SFMOMA, on view through May 29, 2017.

Gipe writes: "Curators Janet Bishop and Katherine Rothkopf have designed a rhythmic exhibition of 'pairs,' each of which is designed to illustrate Matisse’s sway over Diebenkorn... Without a doubt, Matisse/Diebenkorn delivers an intriguing narrative of inspiration and obsession: as the curators present it, every time Diebenkorn saw a group or a survey of Matisse’s work (i.e. 1943, 1952, 1960, and the watershed visit to the Hermitage in 1964), his own work ricocheted into new territory."