July 29, 2018

Henri Matisse, Nadia au Menton Pointu, 1948

The graphic essence of Matisse’s collages and paintings, built from distinct lines and bright block colours, lends itself perfectly to the art of printmaking. An exhibition at Bernard Jacobson Gallery in London (on show until 15 September) celebrates the artist’s use of etching, linocut, lithography and other printing techniques, which he used to create images of the female figure and face in tender portraits. In his own words, “I will concentrate the meaning of the body by seeking its essential lines.”

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