The new “20th Century Masters” exhibition at Galerie Michael’s ethereal upstairs showrooms is featuring an exquisite array of recent acquisitions of print works by Picasso, Chagall, Miro and Dali. Passing through the gallery the exhibition invites the visitor on a visual journey of storytelling of ancient myths and grand virtuosity of artistic skills.
The versatile and passionate experimentation with the print medium and a stunning freshness of dialogue is displayed in Picasso’s aquatint Minotaur aveugle guide par une filette dans la nuit (Blind Minotaur guided by a Little Girl through the Night) from the Vollard Suite and Joan Miró’s Gaudi XX, a large color etching and hand-shaped paper collage paying tribute to fellow Spaniard Antonio Gaudi’s Catalan modernist architecture. Other highlights are a pristine early etching of Dali’s St. George and the Dragon based on the heroic legend of the slaying of the monster. Chagall’s joyful composition in Le Cheval Rose (The Pink Horse) is a rare find of monotypes by the artist. In a play of energetic brushstrokes and chance, Chagall created an image of motherhood that radiantly glows with painterly luminescence.
The surprising timelessness of the over thirty works in this beautifully curated exhibition is the hallmark of the artistic endeavors these artists pursued. Their contributions to the graphic medium are compelling and allow for a magical experience not to be missed at Galerie Michael.
Tags: 2012 exhibits