Two of my favorite artists have featured in a 4 part BBC documentary titled ‘Modern Masters’. Of course I have to invest my time in watching these documentaries. I have thus far watched
Both artists I truly admire and appreciate fully, I was especially moved at the sight of the most serene chapel that Matisse made his final project. Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence – A small chapel built for :
Dominican sisters in the town of Vence on the French Riviera. It was built and decorated between 1949 and 1951 under a plan devised by Henri Matisse. It houses a number of Matisse originals and was regarded by Matisse himself as his “masterpiece”. While the simple white exterior has drawn mixed reviews from casual observers, many regard it as one of the great religious structures of the 20th century. -Wikipedia quote. Link in chapel title.
He felt all his work as an artist lead him to that point,as a man many saw as having no religion it was especially poignant that he amazingly & completely embodied the peace and beauty I would expect to find in any religious building. This man lived his life through his art and not only did he achieve fame and fortune, but he also left an imprint on peoples hearts, minds and souls for many many years to come.
All four parts of the series can be found at bbc.co.uk/modernmasters. Enjoy!