Exhibition of Forty Prints at Fundación BBK in Bilbao Shows Henri Matisse’s Intimate Side


BILBAO.- The exhibition hall of the Fundación BBK in Bilbao hosts, from today until October 30, forty prints by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) in which the French painter shows his most intimate side. For Matisse, printmaking and drawing were not a means to disseminate his work, “but to create an intimate space”, an idea that shows the parts of the exhibition, which includes two self-portraits and a portrait of his three grandchildren, as explained to the media by the curator of the exhibition, Martine Soria. “I’ve always thought of the picture not as an exercise of special skill, but above all as a means to express inner feelings and moods,” said the painter in 1939.