Modern Masters (LAST WEEKEND!): Matisse, Picasso, Dalí and Warhol

11 Jan 2014 - 30 Mar 2014

This display explores the printed work of four of the 20th century’s greatest artists: Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol.

This display explores the printed work of four of the 20th century’s greatest artists: Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol.

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 four 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.

This exhibition is organised by the Victoria and Albert museum

Picasso, The Frugal Repast, from the Saltimbanques suite, Etching with dry point, 1904

© Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2013.
Photo; ©photo,  Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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