Henri Matisse and a Case of the Sneaky Sneakies!

Art Crime Podcast | Season 1, Episode 9

We marvel at the roller coaster life and art of Henri Matisse and especially the massive amount of bullsh*t his wife Amelie had to put up with! To his credit and to the dismay of many, Matisse was an artist who refused to compromise and gave all of himself to his art, once telling an interviewer, “I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.” Our thief this episode has a real case of the “sneaky sneakies” according to Mara and we see a similar passion between the thief and our artist, Matisse. In art crime news, a God is returned to Nepal, charges are dropped over a Klimt painting theft, and Walmart steals a portrait from @artbyrizzo and sells it on printed canvasses, NOT cool!

Episode References

Pastoral, by Henri Matisse
Still Life with Gourds (Nature morte aux coloquintes), by Henri Matisse
The Music Lesson, by Henri Matisse
The Cut-Outs, by Henri Matisse
Salome Dancing before Herod, by Gustave Moreau

US museum returns stolen Nepal god | Nepali Times
Prosecutors to Drop Charges in Stolen Klimt Painting | ARTnews
Jeresneyka Rose (@ARTBYRIZZO) was surprised to find Walmart carrying her artwork | Southeast Express

21 Facts About Henri Matisse | Sotheby’s 
‘Matisse’ by Gertrude Stein | Poetry Foundation
Charming Collioure: A Splash of Catalan Culture in France | Rick Steves
Henri Matisse’s Nice | The Telegraph

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