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TateShots: Hilary Spurling on Matisse

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'For all of the painters I knew when I was young, Matisse was a god' says Hilary Spurling.

Hilary Spurling, Whitbread award-winning biographer of Henri Matisse, invites TateShots into her London home to explain 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'.
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'For all of the painters I knew when I was young, Matisse was a god' says Hilary Spurling.

Hilary Spurling, Whitbread award-winning biographer of Henri Matisse, invites TateShots into her London home to explain 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'. Show less

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  • TateShots: Hilary Spurling on Matisse

    • by Tate
    • 3 days ago
    • 1,268 views
    'For all of the painters I knew when I was young, Matisse was a god' says Hilary Spurling.

    Hilary Spurling, Whitbread award-winning biographer of Henri Matisse, invites TateShots into her London h...
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    • by Tate
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The IK Prize is a new award celebrating creative talent in the digital industry. The winner will receive a prize of £10,000 and a £60,000 production budget to realise a digitally innovative project that will enhance people's enjoyment of art. The winner's work, along with presentations from those shortlisted, will be showcased at Tate Britain in 2014.
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