Henri Matisse, one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, was involved with printmaking for more than fifty years. From until his death in he completed more than eight hundred intaglios, lithographs, woodcuts, linoleum cuts, and monotypes. His attitude toward printmaking was a somewhat unconventional one in that for him it was a personal process, an extension of drawing, and a means of unwinding after long and intense periods of painting. As such, there were several distinct times during which Matisse was particularly active in the medium: , , and during the s.
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We'll admit that we're not exactly up on performance art and high art in general, but this strikes us a bit Hidle Krohne Huse, a Norwegian artist living in England, came up with an art project that involved her hanging upside from a tree for in rural Surrey. We haven't exactly figured out the meaning behind it - maybe it's something about the futility of humanity in nature?