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Wetpaint Gallery

An exhibition of Henri Matisse prints and Paul Jackson ceramics

Matisse Lithographs  
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. Founded in 1921, Mourlot worked with many of the great artists of the 20th century, including Picasso, Miró, Vlaminck, Bonnard and Dufy.

L' Escargot

Wetpaint Gallery is pleased to present a selection of these prints from an exclusive, limited collection. All the 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.
Decoration Fruits

Paul Jackson Ceramics    

Wetpaint Gallery is also pleased to present a new collection of ceramics by Paul Jackson. Especially created to complement this exhibition.Paul established his own pottery in Cornwall in 1979 and has exhibited widely in both the Uk and the US.