Viewers of Rosamond Bernier’s Metropolitan Museum of Art lectures DVDs might be interested in learning about her new book:
SOME OF MY LIVES
A Scrapbook Memoir
By Rosamond Bernier
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Every year, the renowned lectures given by Rosamond Bernier at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are sold out months in advance. Her lectures are really conversations, intimate chats about artists, their friends, their society and their work. Now your chair at home can become the seat you couldn't buy in New York. These DVDs are the actual performances filmed as they were given Live At The Met.
As co-founder of L'Oeil, the influential vanguard art magazine published in Paris, Bernier became friendly with Matisse, Picasso, Miró, Léger, Braque, ManRay, Max Ernst, Duchamp and many other modern masters. These lectures have a depth that only a firsthand acquaintance would allow.
THE MIRÓ I KNEW
Joan Miró in his art was a poet and magician, storyteller and seer. Rosamond Bernier was a close friend of Miró for many years. He showed her his native Barcelona, street by street. He told her of his early days in Paris, with Ernest Hemingway, Alexander Calder and others. He prized her as a friend who caught every nuance of his conversation. In this program, from start to finish, her arm is linked with his.