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'
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Henri Matisse The Inattentive Reader1919
Henri Matisse Draped Nude1936
Art TermPainting is the practice of applying paint or other media to a surface, usually with a brush
Art TermCollage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other …