Matisse, Picasso, Dalí and Warhol at Wandsworth Museum
For six weeks only, Wandsworth Museum explores the printed work of four of the 20th century’s greatest artists: Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. The exhibition runs from March 9th to April 21st 2013.
Visitors will be able to view over fifty stunning artworks drawn from the V&A Museum’s collections, including Picasso's Le Repas Frugal and three versions of Warhol's Marilyn, in this touring exhibition's only London stop.
Each artist used the print in his own way. For Matisse and Picasso, printmaking was one of the many artistic media they employed. They used it to explore themes and motifs from other areas of their work. For Dalí, printmaking was an exercise in experimentation, and through it he developed many imaginative new processes. Warhol’s prints were his primary means of expression and central to his body of work. His screen-prints based on mass-produced images challenged the concept of the ‘original’ print.
Together these artists spanned a 75-year period that saw the birth of the modern age. They covered a wide range of techniques, and their work represents one of the most creative and diverse periods of printmaking in the history of western art.
Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Neil Couzens, Director of Wandsworth Museum, said:
‘We are delighted to be able to bring works by four of the greatest artists of the modern era to Wandsworth Museum, and would like to thank the V&A for their help in facilitating this exhibition.’
|Printing Techniques Family Fun Workshops,
Wed 10 & Thurs 11 April, 1.30-3.30pm.
Try your hand at a range of printing techniques, from block printing to collagraphs. £3/child, accompanying adults free. Suitable for children aged 3+.
February 22, 2013