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A Journey into Matisse's South of France

A Journey into Matisse's South of France, ISBN: 9780976670698                   Click here to preview
by Laura McPhee

Destinations: France

Categories: 1 month or more trips, 1-2 week trips, 4-7 day trips, Arts, Backpacker, Beach, Business Traveler, Children & Travel with Children, City, Culture, Day trips, Expatriate, Gay & Lesbian, History, Honeymoon & Romance, Museums & Galleries, Senior Traveler, Sightseeing, Single, Villages, Walks and Tours, Weekend trips, Women, Work & Travel

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This beautiful and fascinating book follows Henri Matisse on his journeys into the South of France, where he discovered the light and color that saturate his work. Part biography, part travel guide, it explores the painter's private life, artistic evolution, and relationships with the places that inspired him. The book begins in Paris and then moves to fashionable St. Tropez, the fishing village of Collioure, chic Nice, the medieval refuge of Vence, and luxurious Cimiez. In each location, McPhee visits the villas and studios where Matisse lived and works, and explains how his art responded to the palette and ambiance of the local landscape.
Keywords: Nice, Paris, Provence, St Tropez

Published by Roaring Forties Press on 19-08-2009 in Berkeley, California
Copyright © by Laura McPhee
ISBN-13: 9780976670698
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