Matisse/Diebenkorn @ the Baltimore Museum of Art

Richard Diebenkorn, Window, 1967 (The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, © 2016 The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation)
Richard Diebenkorn, Window, 1967 (The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, © 2016 The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation)

Barry Nemett reviews Matisse/Diebenkorn at the Baltimore Museum of Art, on view through January 29, 2017.

Nemet concludes: "Blurring distance and time, both men unapologetically embraced their aesthetic kindred spirits across oceans and ages, and brought them home. While passions enter artists’ studios, immaculate conceptions don’t. Connections, which give birth to creation, are at the core of influence and (ironically) at the origin of individuality. Connections permeate this gorgeous, important exhibition, showcasing two radical unoriginals in all their glorious, uncaged originality."