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Modernist mas­ters and up-and-com­ing artists share the stage this month

Modernist mas­ters and up-and-com­ing artists share the stage this month

NATURE MORTE/ STILL LIFE NELSON-ATKINS MU­SEUM OF ART, KANSAS CITY AU­GUST 2 TO FEBRUARY 4, 2018

The show ex­plores still life as one of art’s most beloved sub­jects in the 19th and 20th cen­turies. On dis­play are di­verse ren­di­tions of the genre, from the im­pres­sion­ist style of Manet to the vivid fig­u­ra­tive de­pic­tions of fruit and flow­ers favoured by Marc Cha­gall and the de­con­structed flo­ral sub­jects of Pi­casso. nelson-atkins.org

MATISSE IN THE STU­DIO ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, LON­DON AU­GUST 5 TO NOVEM­BER 12

Invit­ing the au­di­ence to “step into” the artist’s stu­dio, the ex­hi­bi­tion presents items from Matisse’s per­sonal col­lec­tion along­side the paint­ings, draw­ings and sculp­tures they in­spired. Ex­hibits span African masks and tex­tiles, Chi­nese cal­lig­ra­phy and ob­jects from the Is­lamic world— each a ma­jor in­flu­ence on Matisse’s prac­tice through­out the decades. roy­ala­cademy.org.uk

GAME CHANGERS: IN­TER­NA­TIONAL MODERNISM AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI AU­GUST 27 TO JUNE 17, 2018

Pre­sent­ing mas­ter­pieces such as Claude Monet’s Le Pont Japon­ais next to art­works by Kiwi artists, the ret­ro­spec­tive of­fers a com­pre­hen­sive look at the rise and sig­nif­i­cance of modernist forms of art, from late 19th-cen­tury Europe to 21st-cen­tury New Zealand. auck­lan­dart­gallery.com

PRIMAVERA 2017: YOUNG AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS MU­SEUM OF CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART AUSTRALIA, SYD­NEY AU­GUST 23 TO NOVEM­BER 19

Now in its 26th edi­tion, Primavera show­cases works by Australian artists aged 35 and un­der. This year’s show, themed “An­cient Fu­tures”, asks eight cre­atives to ex­plore the re­la­tion­ship be­tween nature and man-made, past and present, in re­la­tion to ar­chives and col­lec­tions. mca.com.au

PI­CASSO ON THE BEACH PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COL­LEC­TION, VENICE AU­GUST 26 TO JANUARY 7, 2018

Ten draw­ings, three paint­ings and a sculp­ture made by Pi­casso be­tween February and De­cem­ber 1937 are the sub­jects of this in­ti­mate ex­hi­bi­tion, launched in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Musée Pi­casso of Paris. The show is part of Pi­casso-méditer­ranée, an in­ter­na­tional ini­tia­tive by more than 60 cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions that fo­cuses on the Mediter­ranean works of the Span­ish artist. www.guggenheim-venice.it

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