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Opening reception: ‘Matisse in the Studio’

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Tuesday 1 August 2017
6.30 — 8.30pm

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Private view at the Royal Academy

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We invite RA Patrons to celebrate the formal opening of ‘Matisse in the Studio’ in our Sackler Wing of Galleries.

This sumptuous exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the artist’s personal collection, as well as the paintings, sculptures and drawings it inspired. Seen together, they reveal how Matisse’s masterful vision of richness, balance and fluid energy first stemmed from the collage of patterns and rhythms which he found in the world of objects.

Henri Matisse drew his collection from the far corners of the world: Buddhist statuary from Thailand, Bamana figures from Mali, furniture and textiles from North Africa. Rarely of material value, these objects were nonetheless precious. Offering points of departure to which he could return again and again, they appear in his work in different guises and across spans of decades, reinvented afresh in each new setting.

Step into the studio of Henri Matisse, brimming with the artist’s treasured objects. Focusing exclusively on their important role in his work for the first time, we will reveal how this eclectic collection took on new life in his transcendent art.

As an RA Patron we offer you exclusive access to the opening reception of the RA’s exhibitions. Silver, Gold and Platinum Patrons are invited to attend four, six or all opening reception respectively, as part of their annual membership benefits.

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Tuesday 1 August 2017

6.30 — 8.30pm

Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

Free. Patrons only.

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