Mark these dates in your diaryby Emma Crichton-Miller / July 19, 2017 / Leave a comment
Published in August 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine
Royal Academy, 5th August to 12th November
Matisse’s revolutionary art was inspired by his most intimate surroundings. He kept objects—souvenirs of travels to North Africa or Tahiti; a Roman torso; a pewter jug; a statue of the Thai goddess Nang Thorani; kuba textiles from Africa. These objects find their way time and again into his paintings, each time differently transfigured. For this exhibition, around 35 objects will be displayed alongside 65 of Matisse’s paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and cut-outs.