Hilary Spurling, Whitbread award-winning biographer of Henri Matisse, invites TateShots into her London home. She describes how she came to realise Matisse was not just a painter who had a profound influence on the art of the second half of the 20th century, but was also ‘an extraordinary human being’ who ‘sacrificed absolutely everything for his art’.
Hilary Spurling on Matisse
'For all of the painters I knew when I was young, Matisse was a god'
'Matisse was my god,' says the lover and muse of his good friend and rival, Pablo Picasso.
The Beligian artist talks about her new paintings and the representation of space in two dimensions
We visited Tuymans in his home city of Antwerp in Belgium
Mass media images, snapshots of friends and banal town views are among the starting points for Sasnal's paintings
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Painting is the practice of applying paint or other media to a surface, usually with a brush
Collage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other ...