Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Matisse Drawings at Berggruen


Drawing allowed Matisse to consider simultaneously the character of the model. the human expression, the quality of the surrounding light, atmosphere and all that can only be expressed by drawing. (John Enderfield. The Drawings of Henry Matisse, exh. Cat., Arts Council of Breat Britain, 1984, ; 84) from the Berggruen Website.  
The drawings are marked by a line that is, in turns, bold, delicate or playful. The artist once said of his engravings, "It's about leaning and re-leaning the writing of lines. "

Berggruen Gallery - through July 30, 2011
http://www.berggruen.com/exhibitions/2011-05-17_matisse-drawings-and-prints-1915-1947/#/current/

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