Matisse in the Studio: Autumn’s Expo at the Royal Academy

Matisse’s inner thoughts and inspirations are on display at the Royal Academy’s Matisse in the Studio exhibition this autumn. Delving into what influenced the artist, the objects on display were inspiration and also subject matter for many of his works.

Over 35 cult objects, treasured by Matisse and part of his personal collection, are on display, paired with the painting or work that was inspired by it. From Roman busts to African textiles and Chinese porcelain, the objects were chosen by the artist for their appealing nature and significance on his creative process. These special items were seen time and again in his artwork and even moved with Matisse, from Paris to Nice and back, as part of his personal collection and inspiration.

The themes of the exposition range from looking at the nude, the face, symbols in writing, the influence of the objects and the studio in an artist’s work. An indepth look at the process from one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and an inspiring and personal glance into Matisse’s inner thoughts.

Our pick to fully enjoy the exhibition? Check out the After Dark:Triple Private View event on 14 October, and check out this exhibit along with the Dali/ Duchamp expo and the Jasper Johns, away from the crowds, and benefitting charity Make Your Mark. (£50, book online)

Until 12 November 2017

Open 10am- 6pm everyday, Fridays until 10pm

Tickets £15.50

Rebecca Magniant

Where to find it ?

Royal Academy

Burlington House


W1J 0BD London

020 7300 8000

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