Iconic artist’s work comes to town

Arts Centre - Helen Steele + Matisse exhibits
Arts Centre - Helen Steele + Matisse exhibits

ART work dating back more than six decades is set to line the walls of Pocklington Arts Centre as the latest exhibition is unveiled this weekend.

French painter, sculptor and designer Henri Matisse, who lived between 1869 and 1954 is described as being one of the 20th century’s most influential artists.

Entitled Matisse: Drawing With Scissors’, the exhibition will see 35 lithographic prints of his famous cut outs put on display in the venue’s studio area.

The work was produced in the last four years of his life, when he was bedridden. It display will include some of his most iconic images, including The Snail and Blue Nodes.

Helen Steele, visual arts officer of the Market Place venue said: “

The exhibition, whicyh is being sponsored by the Friends of Pocklington Arts Centre, will be free to visiting the venue during opening hours and will run from this Saturday, 12 February to 12 March.

The exhibition is travelling to various towns and cities throughout the UK.

Helen added: “We hope that people will come and visit this exhibition which would otherwise only be seen in London.”