In 1937 art critic and publisher Tériade contacted his longtime friend Henri Matisse for help with his latest project, an art magazine he called Verve. High-quality lithographic color reproductions of artworks would set Verve apart from Tériade’s other publications Cahiers d’art and Minotaure. Tériade wanted this new venture to attract a wider audience and make artwork more accessible to the general public.
At the end of the 19th century, a craze for all things Japanese spread across the Western world.
Newly opened in Gallery 229, adjacent to the Cleveland Gallery where CLE OP is mesmerizing visitors and guards alike, is the new exhibition of African Art, the Art of Daily Life: Portable Objects from Southeast Africa.