Viewers of Rosamond Bernierís 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, Miro, Leger, Braque, ManRay, Max Ernst, Duchamp and many other modern masters. These lectures have a depth that only a firsthand acquaintance would allow.
THE MATISSE I KNEW
As a young American, Rosamond Bernier was sent to see Henri Matisse in the south of France, to discuss his illustrious career and the crowning achievements of his last years. A formal interview turned into a lasting friendship.
THE MATISSE NOBODY KNEW
Matisse is famous worldwide as one of the great revolutionaries of modern art a man who worked for eight, ten, twelve hours a day and who looked to the great art of the past for ideas and motifs that would set his imagination on fire.