This beautiful volume follows Henri Matisse on his journeys through 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 the fashionable St. Tropez, the fishing village of Collioure, chic Nice, the medieval refuge of Vence, and luxurious Cimiez. In each location, the author visits the villas and studios where Matisse lived and worked, and explains how his art responded to the palette and ambiance of the local landscape.
“Illuminates the titular relationship … in an accessibility and vividness rarely experienced.” —Library Journal
“Packs a huge punch.” —Art Blog by Bob
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Laura McPhee is an award-winning journalist and editor at NUVO news magazine.