Henri Matisse: The Essence of Line, Selected Prints: 1900-1950

4 December 2013 - 11 January 2014

Press Release

The Telegraph

The Evening Standard

Marlborough is delighted to present this exhibition of Matisse prints. The exhibition first opened at Marlborough New York in September this year, and is the first major survey to take place in New York and London for many years.

The show comprises over 50 prints, many of which are rare examples in various graphic media: etching, drypoint, woodcut, lithography, linocut and pochoir (stencil). As the art historian Marilyn McCully explains in her introductory essay for the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition, “the essence of line in a print, if achieved in the way Matisse wanted, could thus provide all the information that is needed: the presence and character of a model, the definition of spatial relations within a composition, including both interior and exterior views, and details of a particular setting”.

 

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Press Release

The Telegraph

The Evening Standard

 

Marlborough is delighted to present this exhibition of Matisse prints. The exhibition first opened at Marlborough New York in September this year, and is the first major survey to take place in New York and London for many years.

The show comprises over 50 prints, many of which are rare examples in various graphic media: etching, drypoint, woodcut, lithography, linocut and pochoir (stencil). As the art historian Marilyn McCully explains in her introductory essay for the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition, “the essence of line in a print, if achieved in the way Matisse wanted, could thus provide all the information that is needed: the presence and character of a model, the definition of spatial relations within a composition, including both interior and exterior views, and details of a particular setting”.

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