Installation view, Drawings by Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn, 2012

Installation view, Drawings by Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn, 2012

Installation view, Drawings by Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn, 2012

Installation view, Drawings by Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn, 2012

Henri MATISSE
Study for Studio Quai St. Michel, 1916
Pencil on paper
28 ¾ x 22 inches

Henri MATISSE
Portrait du Peintre Pallady, 1939
Charcoal on paper
24 x 16 inches

Henri MATISSE
Visage, 1950
Brush and ink on paper
20 7/8 x 15 ¾ inches

Richard DIEBENKORN
Untitled
Gouache on paper
17 x 13 7/8 inches

Richard DIEBENKORN
Untitled (Ocean Park), 1975
Acrylic and charcoal on paper
26 x 20 inches

Richard DIEBENKORN
Untitled, 1986
Gouache, crayon and collage on paper
24 x 37 inches

Drawings by Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn

April 25 – June 30, 2012

An exhibition of works on paper from Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn is on view through June 30th at Leslie Feely Fine Art. This exhibition is comprised of works by Matisse produced between 1916-1950 which include the Study for Studio Quai St. Michel. Matisse's painting, Studio, Quai St. Michel, served as an important source of inspiration for Diebenkorn who admired its “creation of spatial tension between the surface of the picture and implied space beyond it.”1 Also on view are Diebenkorn's heraldic works of, 'club and spades' from the early 1980's marking a break from the artists concentration on the Ocean Park series. Drawings by Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkornilluminates the formal and thematic connections between the French and American masters in their individual explorations of figuration and abstraction.