Babylon Gallery in Ely hosts Matisse selling exhibition of original lithographs and collotypes

PUBLISHED: 08:00 06 December 2017

Babylon Gallery in Ely hosts Matisse selling exhibition of original lithographs and collotypes including L'Escargot.

Babylon Gallery in Ely hosts Matisse selling exhibition of original lithographs and collotypes including L'Escargot.

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The Babylon Gallery in Waterside, Ely, is hosting a Matisse selling exhibition of original lithographs and collotypes – and entry is free.

Babylon Gallery in Ely hosts Matisse selling exhibition of original lithographs and collotypes including Icarus.Babylon Gallery in Ely hosts Matisse selling exhibition of original lithographs and collotypes including Icarus.

It is open Tuesday to Sunday, until December 17, from 12-4pm.

The gallery’s Christmas exhibition features over 50 original lithographs and collotypes from Henri Matisse, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

Between 1950 and 1954, the year of his death, Matisse created some highly innovative, brightly coloured gouache paper cut-outs.

Illness had confined him to a wheelchair and severe arthritis made it difficult for him to paint. Some of the resulting colours were so strong that Matisse’s doctor advised him to wear dark glasses.

In 1953 it was decided to reinterpret these works as lithographs. Matisse personally directed and supervised the first ‘pulls’ during 1954, in collaboration with the renowned lithographers Mourlot Frères of Paris.

Caroline Cawley, director of Babylon ARTS, said: “All these prints are original lithographs from the 1954 edition after Matisse’s cutouts.

“They are not later reproductions and are not to be confused with modern posters.

“The exhibition contains some of his most iconic images including Icarus and L’Escargot which are all for sale.”

The exhibition continues until Sunday 17 December. For more information on Babylon ARTS do visit our website www.babylonarts.org.uk

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