Movement was very important to artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954). His art has a particularly playful energy, and none more so than in his later works. Health problems in the early 1940s meant that his physical mobility was limited, but he would not let his creativity be held back in the same way. He created a new method of working by using cut out shapes from painted paper to produce a new form of art. The exhibition at the Tate Modern explores Matisse’s development of this technique: The Cut-Outs.
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Allow me to introduce you to the perfect companion for Summer. The Little White Dress.
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I wanted to make a simple and delicious summer dinner with my fresh (homegrown!) courgettes. This bacon and courgette spaghetti dish is light and ideal for a summer evening. Enjoy with a cold glass of Pimm’s.
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I wrote this for the Essential Surrey website – essentialsurrey.co.uk
Locals furious as Guildford Borough councillors support proposal to build over 2000 new homes on Green Belt land Three Farms Meadows in Ockham, the former site of Wisley airfield.
Green Belt land in Surrey could be under threat after plans to build a ‘new town’ were unveiled.
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Let me take you to a very special place. A beautiful eighteenth century landscaped park in Cobham, Surrey called Painshill Park.
I fully expected to see a cabal of otters to amass in front of my camera!
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You will have heard of Letters of Note. It has been an online sensation that has divulged the secret thoughts of significant figures in history by publishing their clandestine letters. A collection of otherwise undisclosed feelings and ideas between fascinating characters and interesting people. Now there’s a book, a beautiful, illustrated, hardback book.
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