LAST CHANCE TO SEE THREE OF THE YEAR’S BIG MODERN ART SHOWS
A trio of triumphant exhibitions showcasing some of the most colourful 20th-century art to visit now!
‘Howard Hodgkin: Painting India’ at The Hepworth Wakefield
‘India: I couldn’t work without it,’ Hodgkin once said. This show exhibits over 35 of his canvases – such as In the Garden of the Bombay Museum (above) – daubed over 50 years’ worth of return visits to the country (until 8 October; hepworthwakefield.org).
‘Styled by Design’ at Gallery 8
In a modest-sized private gallery on a quiet street off Piccadilly, you will find – for four days only – printed textiles by the biggest names in 20th-century art. From a dove-printed handkerchief by Picasso (above) to an abstract landscape on silk twill by Barbara Hepworth, all are available to buy (until 7 October; 8dukestreet.co.uk).
‘Matisse in the Studio’ at The Royal Academy
A genius format for a retrospective: gather (from private collections and major museums around the world) the personal belongings, curios and humble objects that the worldrenowned painter kept in his home and studio, and display them next to his – now priceless – depictions of them. We love the teal Andalusian glass vase standing next to a 1925 oil painting of it filled with roses by an open window (above), and the wooden Qing dynasty calligraphy panel above the technicolour cutouts that we’d never have guessed it inspired (until 12 November; royalacademy.org.uk).