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Matisse in the Studio

Royal Academy of Arts, London

5 Aug - 12 Nov 2017

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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French coffee pot, maker unknown, early 19th century. Musée Matisse, Nice. Photo © François Fernandez

French coffee pot, maker unknown, early 19th century. Musée Matisse, Nice. Photo © François Fernandez

Two Women (modelled 1907–08, cast 1908), Henri Matisse. © Succession H. Matisse/DACS 2017, Photo by Lee Stalsworth

Two Women (modelled 1907–08, cast 1908), Henri Matisse. © Succession H. Matisse/DACS 2017, Photo by Lee Stalsworth

Muyombo mask, Pende region, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th-early 20th century. Photo by Jean-Louis Losi

Muyombo mask, Pende region, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th-early 20th century. Photo by Jean-Louis Losi

The Italian Woman (1916), Henri Matisse. Photo © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation/Art Resource, NY © Succession H. Matisse/DACS 2017

The Italian Woman (1916), Henri Matisse. Photo © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation/Art Resource, NY © Succession H. Matisse/DACS 2017

Still Life with Seashell on Black Marble (1940), Henri Matisse. Photo © Archives H. Matisse © Succession H. Matisse/DACS 2017

Still Life with Seashell on Black Marble (1940), Henri Matisse. Photo © Archives H. Matisse © Succession H. Matisse/DACS 2017

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