ARTIST. Matisse, stained glass works
Marc Chagall ( 1887 - 1985), was a Russian-French artist associated with several major artistic styles and one of the most successful artists of the 20th century. He was an early modernist, and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints. Pablo Picasso remarked in the 1950s, "Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is."
UNION CHURCH OF POCANTICO HILLS. This unassuming country church contains a stained glass window by Henri Matisse (his last work of art) and nine windows by Marc Chagall. The works create a dramatic combination of light and color, art and spirituality, and the enthralling story of the windows, and how they came to be here, is the story of relationships among distinguished patrons and collectors of modern art, two great 20th-century artists, and the leading connoisseurs and tastemakers of the day.
Union Church of Pocantico Hills, N.Y.
The Rosaire chapel, conceived by Henri Matisse remains a sacred art monument, unique in the world.The inauguration and consecration of Notre Dame of Rosaire, took place in 1951. For Henry Matisse, “this work required me 4 years of an exclusive and entiring effort and it is the fruit of my whole working life. In spite of all its imperfections I consider it as my masterpiece”.
Henri Matisse 1869 - 1954 Seven studies (2nd stage) for the Stained glass windows at the Chapel of the Rosary at Vence November 1948 - January 1949 509.8 x 252.3 cm Musée national d'Art moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Légende du bandeau : Henri Matisse The Bees ,1954-1955 ,Vitrail Stained glass made by the Atelier Bony after a cartoon from 1948 H. Matisse primary school, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 19 lancets of 290 x 27 cm Musée départemental Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis
This is a full size maquette for a stained glass window Matisse designed 1952 on commission for the widow of a rich art collector's mausoleum. She rejected it - much to the chagrin of Matisse. She later donated the paper maquette to the DMA who is currently displaying it in the Concourse.
Ville de Vence - Matisse Chapel in South of France. An entire chapel designed by Matisse from furniture to stained glass. Matisse fell ill and was nursed back to health by nuns and thanked them by building them this charming chapel - Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence.
This is Matisse's Stained glass windows. Some of my most favorite of his works. Matisse worked on these windows from around 1948 to 1952. His intention here was to convey the spirit. The windows represent the "tree of life". The priest clothed in white, floor length cassocks hold his fingers to his lips. The late afternoon light shines thru the windows and cast a yellow , aquamarine blue, and bottle green rays to the floor. This lovely piece is located in Vene, France.
Henri Matisse at his Easel, Drawing from Live Model (1949). Nice, France. Gjon Mili. Historical archives of LIFE Magazine. Matisse (1869-1954). The giant who brought fine art into the modernist period: colour, colour, colour… and form. Mili (1904–1984) was an Albanian-American photographer best known for his work published in LIFE. He was one of the first to use electronic flash and stroboscopic light to create photographs that had more than scientific interest.
Artist Henri Matisse at his easel drawing from live model seated partially out of view; one of his stained glass panels in background. Nice, France, 1949. Photo by Gjon Mili