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Matisse Museum: photos, description (Musee Matisse)

The Matisse Museum is located in Cimiez - a former suburb of nice, now her district, where the great painter lived for almost forty years, where he died and was buried.

Henri Matisse moved to nice in 1917 on the advice of doctors, who were worried about the consequences of his bronchitis. He was already a famous artist, founder of Fauvism, Mature family man. Nice captured Matisse at once. He lived first at the hotel Beau-Rivage on the waterfront but This Is Uni. Matisse said, when he realized that every morning will be able to see this light over the sea and the color of the waves in the Bay of the Angels ("fantastic, unbelievable"), could not believe their luck. Color for Matisse was extremely important. Picasso believed that only two artists really understood what color, Chagall and Matisse.

Entertainment resort town didn't bother Matisse: in his spare time he preferred not to go to the casino, and Canoeing, was an active member of the local sports club. But mostly he, of course, worked. The fertile world after the First world and the heavenly beauty of nice acted inspiring: Matisse created many paintings in which still played a major role color. On these cloths - blue sea, yellow lemons, black bentwood chairs, pink and green summer umbrellas, women in bright background in a sensual series of "Odalisque".

Years of his life in southern France included: the parting with his wife, a cancer surgery, after which he did not stand up from his wheelchair, the Second world war (apolitical Matisse was a shock arrest of his daughter for participation in the Resistance).

After the war, the most important thing for Matisse was the design of the chapel of the rosary in neighboring nice, Vence. Matisse died in 1954, after nine years nice has opened his Museum. Started history of the Museum by the artist himself, gave the city the painting "still life with pomegranates", some drawings, two silkscreen and cut paper "Creole dancer". This now fashionable technique of decoupage Matisse began to use after surgery when it was hard to paint.

Now the Museum's collection includes 68 paintings (including decoupage), more than 200 pictures, more than 200 engravings, 57 sculptures by Matisse, as well as stained glass, tapestries, books, photographs, ceramics, personal belongings of the artist. On the second floor of a separate room devoted to the chapel of the rosary.

The building, which is a Museum - rich ochre tones of the Genoese Villa built in the XVII century. It stands on the hill of Cimiez, and the bottom stretches nice - a city that Matisse fell in love with once and forever.