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The Persian, after Henri Matisse
hand-painted linoleum relief
5" x 3"
edition: 10
$30 unframed
Inspired by Picasso's practice to use an existing piece of art by another artist as a point of departure to create a new version of it, I chose Henri Matisse's The Persian as my point of departure and transformed it into a linoleum relief print inspired by Picasso's child-like/cartoonish style represented by Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937. Although giving credit to the source in the title, the image's genesis ultimately bears indebtedness to the work of Picasso.
The print was exhibited with other local Peoria artists in an exhibition at Lakeview Museum in 2006 to coincide with an exhibit of Picasso works.
 
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