DVD Release Date: April 24, 2012
Price: DVD $29.99
The 53-minute documentary film The Stein Family: The Making of Modern Art examines the significant impact the Steins’ patronage had on the artists of their day—the first years of the 20th Century—and the way in which the family disseminated a new standard of taste for modern art.
The Steins were of American origin and settled in Paris in 1903. Gertrude, an avant-garde writer and her brother Leo lived on rue Fleurus, while Michael, their elder brother and his wife Sarah lived on rue Madame. The Steins were the first to buy works by Matisse and Picasso. They opened up their homes to the entire artistic avant-garde movement and built up one of the most outstanding modern art collections.
The Stein Family: The Making of Modern Art highlights the Steins’ contribution to the form, covering Leo’s perspective on the sources of modernity, Gertrude’s friendship with Picasso, Sarah’s links to Matisse, and the projects Gertrude launched in the 1920s and 30s with artists such as Picasso, Laurencin, Gris, Masson and Picabia.
The DVD of the film, which is presented in French and English with English subtitles, does not contain any bonus features.
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