10 January - 16 February 2019

Muse & Motif

    Muse & Motif at the Alan Cristea Gallery will highlight rare and important prints spanning a 65 year period by six of the twentieth century's greatest artists, George Braque, Jean Dubuffet, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Jacques Villon.

    A selection of prints covering Picasso's graphic output in every medium, concentrates almost entirely on the figure, with depictions of his muses Françoise Gilot and Jacqueline Roque. These will be shown together with examples of Matisse's most famous etchings illustrating women resting, sleeping and reading. Groundbreaking prints made in the late 1960s by Mir ó, whose motifs included found images or fragments of words, will be shown alongside one the most striking images of birds made by Braque in the final year of his life.

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