Rare Books

Matisse and Verve

Submitted by Marsha Morrow on

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.

Van Gogh's Sketchbooks

Submitted by Marsha Morrow on

Vincent van Gogh, the influential Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, left one of the world’s greatest artistic legacies. A fundamental component of this legacy is his sketchbooks. They contain a dazzling variety of drawings, some quick and incomplete, some as polished as anything that hangs in a gallery.