Modern Artist In Print
Modern Artists in print – Bath Victoria Art Gallery
The first image I encountered at the Victoria Gallery’s new exhibition was not a lithograph or an etching (as I expected) but a photograph. To me this highlighted one of the parallels between being a fine art printer and a photographer that is the ability to reproduce limited edition print runs. The exhibition includes work by many iconic artists such as Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. The Warhol pieces amalgamated photography and screen printing, a technique I would like to explore as it instantly gives a different perspective to a portrait.
Images from the show
The photograph (first image of the show), was a humorous portrait of Picasso with bread sticks as fingers. The classic reportage photographer Robert Doisneau took this image. I love this portrait for its playful surrealism.
The intricate lines on Picasso’s lizard print made it one of the outstanding prints of the exhibition.
Marie-José in a Yellow Dress was apparently the only colour print that Henri Matisse created.
Another Matisse piece, Seated Nude, Viewed from Behind, shows simplicity can quite often be the most compelling.
Salvador Dali – French National Railway Travel Posters Prints, 1969
Andy Warhol – Marilyn Monroe Prints