The Royal Academy’s Matisse in the Studio exhibition, which runs from August 5 to November 12, explores the eclectic collection of treasures that the French artist amassed during his lifetime. From Buddhist statues from Thailand and Bamana figures from Mali to furniture and textiles from north Africa, Matisse’s collection of unusual and surprising pieces adorned his studio in Nice and often directly inspired his paintings and sculptures – a link that will be made explicit in this new show with works by the artist displayed alongside exhibits borrowed from his personal collection. For more information and to book tickets, go here. See below for a sneak preview of the exhibition.
Christiane Amanpour was speaking at an International Women’s Day event in London