We could meet in Westminster and carpool to the Museum. We can work out details later depending on the amount of interest.
November 14, 2012 - February 24, 2013
This intimate exhibition of more than 30 dance-themed prints, drawings, and sculptures by the great French artist Henri Matisse spans three decades of the artist’s career—from sculptures created in[masked] to delicate drawings of dancers sketched in 1949
The centerpiece of the exhibition is a rarely shown series of 11 transfer lithographs of a dancer/acrobat moving through various positions that evolve into an abstraction of reality, movement, and shape. These prints, drawn as lithographs in[masked], but published after Matisse’s death, are among the most eloquent examples of the artist’s way of seeing.
The exhibition also includes an earlier series of prints of dancers by Matisse from[masked], two of his later series of drawings from 1949, and two sculptures by artists who were equally fascinated with dancers, Auguste Rodin and Edgar Degas.