The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour and his spectacular paper cut-outs were his final triumph.
(image: Henri Matisse Nu bleu II (Blue Nude II), 1952 Gouache découpée 116,2 x 88,9cm copyright DACS)
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Bath’s Edgar Modern gallery will be celebrating the festive season by presenting Vigil to the Unnamed Father, an alternative Christmas Exhibition.
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To artist David Cottingham, art is “a desire to communicate universal truths and to get closer to the mystery of life itself.” He has a solo show – Poetic Liberation of the Spirit, at VC Art featuring a range of work from abstract paintings to large figurative, dance-inspired, works on paper.
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The exhibition charting the history of BBC Children’s broadcasting at The Lowry has become the most popular visiting exhibition in the venue’s 14-year history.
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MIRRORCITY, at the Hayward Gallery on London’s Southbank shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the London today who seek to address the dilemmas, realities and consequences of living in a digital age.
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Renowned choreographer and dancer, Akram Khan is to curate a major visual arts exhibition at The Lowry this autumn, and it’s all based on opposites – which should attract an audience.
Continue reading Choreographer Akram Khan delves into opposites in One Side to the Other at the Lowry
When Mathew Sawyer was the Guardian’s artist of the week, it was revealed you would be unlikely to see him play his music live – he has a fear of public performances. So it’s a bit of a coup for the Spacex that Mathew will be performing tunes from his latest album. It’s all part of the artist’s first solo show in a public gallery.
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