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Matisse’s Hidden Side: Engraver Exhibition

By | 19 June, 2019 | 0 comments

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Henri Matisse is a renowned artist. The use of colour in his paintings made him, together with Picasso, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. However, now you can discover one of his lesser-known features: Matisse’s hidden side as an engraver.

The Canal de Isabel II Foundation has compiled a series of prints that show Matisse’s intimate and intense relationship with engraving, as well as the crucial role this technique played in his development as an integral artist throughout his entire career and in his creative process.

This exhibition has been loaned by the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation in order to show the importance of engraving in the development of Matisse as an artist.

Throughout his life, the Frenchman worked with different techniques related to engraving that you can see in the exhibition, including dry point, etching, monotype, xylography, lithography, linocut, aquatint, etc. In each of them you can see the connection with the other artistic disciplines for which Matisse is best known painting, drawing or sculpture.

Through engraving, Matisse discovered new horizons to develop his works, the use of colour, the peacefulness to use fast and safe strokes in portraits and human figures.

The Matisse Engraver exhibition features 63 of the more than 800 engravings estimated to exist around the world. Admission is free and you can visit it at the Isabel II Canal Foundation (Mateo Inurria, 2; next to Plaza Castilla). It can be visited until August 18, working days and public holidays from 11 am to 8 pm; Wednesdays from 11 am to 3 pm.

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