LIFESTYLE | 06/10/2017 | TAJINDER HAYER
MATISSE IN THE STUDIO
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of the creation of great art? Well the new exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts steps inside the studio of Henri Matisse and brings together the artists most treasured possessions and that inspired some of his greatest works.
Focusing exclusively on the role of the artists art collection on the and on the way that it influenced his work, Matisse drew his collection from the far corners of the world with Buddhist statues from Thailand, Bamana figures from Mali and furniture from North Africa all making an appearance. Interestingly, many of the pieces appear in the artists work, revealing just how influential they were on the man. As well as pieces like vases, statues and textile, the exhibit also showcases calligraphy, masks and expressive models of the face and body that were rarely of material value but nevertheless precious.
From now to 12 November 2017 at the Royal Academy of Arts. From £15.50