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Matisse Chapel

Matisse Chapel

Near the centre of Vence, France you will find a place which is unique in the world : the Rosary Chapel. It was entirely conceived and decorated by Henri Matisse. It's the white building with the blue, zig-zag design on the roof. I took this photo from our rented flat. Who was Henri Matisse? He was a French artist, leader of the Fauve group, regarded as one of the great formative figures in 20th-century art, a master of the use of color and form to convey emotional expression. In his old age, he designed the decoration of the small Chapel of Saint-Marie du Rosaire at Vence (near Cannes), which he completed between 1947 and 1951. I walked over there one morning and went inside (after paying 20Euros!). I'd show you some of his art but alas, NO PHOTOGRAPHY and I complied.

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