The Royal Academy presents the first exhibition to consider how objects from Henri’s Matisse’s collection were both subject matter and inspiration for his work. To reveal the working processes by which these pieces were transformed in his art, around 35 objects are displayed alongside 65 of Matisse’s paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and cut-outs. Many of the objects are on loan from the Musée Matisse, Nice, and several others are from private collections, which are publicly exhibited outside France for the first time. ‘Matisse in the Studio’, which is arranged around five thematic sections, explores how Matisse continuously returned to his collection and how the objects were reconsidered, depending on the pictorial environment into which they were placed. Find out more about the ‘Matisse in the Studio’ exhibition from the RA’s website.
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