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Henri Matisse "Chapelle de Rosaire" Vence, France. The exact counterpoint to the Rothko Chapel of Houston. Both beautiful.

«Una cámara ha registrado al ralentí el trabajo de Matisse. La impresión fue prodigiosa, hasta el punto de que el mismo Matisse se sintió, según se cuenta, conmovido. Al mismo pincel, que a primera vista saltaba de una acción a otra, se le veía meditar, en un tiempo dilatado y solemne, en una inminencia de comienzo del mundo, iniciar diez acciones posibles, [...] rozar la tela numerosas veces hasta casi tocarla, y abatirse por fin como el rayo sobre el único trazo necesario» M-Ponty

Matisse and his windows for Vence Chapel

inspired by french lyric poetry of 16th century - drawings for 'Florilege des Amours de Ronsard', Matisse celebrates his best loved subjects of birds, fauna and frolicking satires. Printed in lively sanguine line, this suite of original lithographs were Inspired by the love poetry of Ronsard and published in 1948.

matisse quotes | thimbleful of red is redder than a bucketful.; "Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse in the Matisse Chapel, Nice

Stained Glass Window from the Matisse Chapel

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse( born 31 December 1869 Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Nord – died 3 November 1954 (aged 84) Nice, Alpes-Maritimes) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Movement :Fauvism, modernism, impressionism

Henri Matisse - Interior with Egyptian Curtain, 1948 - at Philips Collection Art Gallery Washington DC by mbell1975, via Flickr

Henri Matisse working on designs for the Vence Chapel