Bonheur de Vivre

18th March - 27th May 2016

Bernard Jacobson Gallery is delighted to announce Bonheur de Vivre, an exhibition of 16 works by some of the greatest masters of the twentieth century, titled after the seminal Henri Matisse painting Le Bonheur de Vivre (1905-06). 

Bonheur de Vivre is the result of long-held desire by Bernard Jacobson to present work by some of the great artists who have particularly inspired and sustained his own love of modern art throughout a long and distinguished career as a gallerist. The exhibition is an unalloyed celebration of beauty, joy, colour and light; beginning with Henri Matisse, it traces the revolution in art that sprang from Le Bonheur de Vivre and the inspiration it proved to artists including Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Sam Francis and Robert Motherwell, selected important works of which are included in Bonheur de Vivre.


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Robert Motherwell, U.S. Art, New York, NY, 1962, Oil and collage on paper, 73.7 x 58.4 cm, Robert Motherwell, Torino, 1975-76, Acrylic and pasted papers on canvas mounted on Masonite, 121.9 x 91.4 cm, Robert Motherwell, Country Life, 1967, Acrylic, graphite and paper collage on paper, 77.5 x 56.5 cm, Sam Francis, E V, 1970-71, Acrylic on canvas, 304.8 x 182.9 cm, William Tillyer, Senorita, 2007, Acrylic on stainless steel mesh and wood  panel, 177.8 x 147.3 x 12.7 cm
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