Saturday, 1 September 2018

Henri Matisse Prints

Patitcha, 1947


"I will concentrate the meaning of the body by seeking its essential lines. The charm will be less obvious at first glance, but it must eventually emerge from the image... (it) will have a broader meaning, and one more fully human". Henri Matisse.



 Odalisque, La Culotte, 1925


Also on show in London, complementing Tate Modern's Picasso show, are these marvellous monochromes in which Matisse, (Picasso's biggest artistic rival), also explores the female form through line and tone in a variety of print mediums.


La Belle Tahitienne, 1938


La Sieste, 1938


Nu assis, vu de dos, 1913


Nu au miroir, marocain, 1929


 Patitcha masque, 1947


 Florentine, 1938


 Torse a laiguiere, 1927


Nu au fauteuil sur fond moucharabieh, 1925


Visage legerment penche vers la gauche, 1913


Grand masque, 1948




Henri Matisse Prints
until 15th September
Bernard Jacobson Gallery
28 Duke Street
St James's
London