75 Reasons to Live: Carrie Pilto on Henri Matisse’s La fille aux yeux verts (The Girl with Green Eyes)
Carrie Pilto, SFMOMA project assistant curator on The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde, talks about the revolutionary formal aspects of Henri Matisse’s La fille aux yeux verts (The Girl with Green Eyes) (1908). She also tells the story of how the painting came to SFMOMA via Harriet Lane Levy, a friend of the Stein family.Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? In January 2010, during SFMOMA’s three-day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks — 7.5 minutes or less! — on a single collection work of their choosing. Someone called it “manic splendor“ — and it was. You can view all of the talks on The Anniversary Show exhibition page. Or look for them here, on Open Space.