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Cornell Fine Arts Museum on the campus of Rollins College announces Matisse exhibition
Reclining Nude with Bowl of Fruit, 1926. Crayon transfer lithograph, 17 1/4 x 21 3/8 inches (image). Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. © 2009 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
WINTER PARK, FL.- The Cornell Fine Arts Museum on the campus of Rollins College announced the exhibition Matisse as Printmaker: Works from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, opening in January 2014. Organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, this show is drawn from the extraordinary collection of Matisse prints that once belonged to the artist’s son Pierre, the eminent dealer of modern art. Matisse as Printmaker includes 63 etchings, monotypes, aquatints, lithographs, linocuts, and two-color prints—examples of every printmaking medium used by the artist. With its rich variety of media and subject matter, this exhibition sheds new light on an under-studied aspect of Matisse’s oeuvre and underscores the importance of printmaking for the artist. CFAM is delighted to be included in the extension of the national tour for this critically acclaimed exhibition, which the Washington Times said “refreshes the typical view of Matisse.” Matisse as Printmaker will be on view from January 4–March 16, 2014.

Recognized foremost as a painter and sculptor, Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was also deeply engaged throughout his career in exploring other mediums and the unique possibilities they offered for creative expression. Matisse saw printmaking as an extension of drawing, which was integral to the whole of his art. As Guest Curator Jay Fisher writes in the exhibition’s catalogue, “Printmaking was Matisse’s primary means of demonstrating to his audience his working process, the character of his vision, and the way his drawing transformed what he observed.” Matisse’s involvement with printmaking was both intense and innovative as he moved from one technique to the next, adopting new approaches to reflect the evolution of his artistic ideas. Almost all of his prints involve serial imagery, such as the development of a reclining figure, the integration of models within interiors, the study of facial expressions and features, and the transformation of a subject from a direct representation to something more abstract. Printmaking captured the phases of Matisse's artistic process—a process that resulted in a refined image of his subject.

For Matisse, printmaking was also a practical means of disseminating his art among the many avid collectors of his work. Despite their relatively wide distribution, Matisse’s prints are remarkable for the aura of intimacy and immediacy they communicate. The ease with which the prints could be produced enabled Matisse to work freely and spontaneously, often creating casual portraits of family members and friends in his studio, where he had installed his own printing press. Apart from his book illustrations, Matisse was mostly faithful to the tradition of black-and-white prints; but in his last years he made two prints in color, both of which are included in the exhibition. Moving from one medium to another, Matisse made prints fairly consistently from 1900 until his death in 1954. During the course of his career, he produced more than 800 images, often in editions of 25 or 50. This great profusion of images expanded the reach of his art and has helped cement his position as one of the preeminent artists of the twentieth century.

Although Matisse was deeply engaged in the practice of printmaking, most of the exhibitions and research on the artist’s work to date have focused on his paintings and sculpture. With its diverse selection of works from different periods in Matisse’s career, Matisse as Printmaker: Works from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation provides a comprehensive examination of the artist’s relationship with the printmaking medium and the role it played in the evolution of his visual ideas. The exhibition offers a persuasive argument that Matisse’s prints merit appreciation and consideration not only in relation to his painting but in their own right.






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