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Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at Tate Modern

A few days ago I finally got the opportunity to fit in a visit to Tate Modern to see the highly praised Matisse: Cut-Outs exhibition. As I write this the exhibition in London will currently be letting the last of the summer visitors in for its last day in the UK before it all gets packed up and shipped over to New York to go on display in the MoMA until early 2015. 986 more words

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Painting with scissors: Matisse's cut-outs at Tate Modern

Fortuitously, my recent trip to France was bookended by visits to exhibitions that showcased Matisse at the beginning and at the end of his career.  Towards the end of the first day… 6,669 more words

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Henri Matisse: celebrated in his home town

The Musee Matisse in Le Cateau-Cambresis

Late in the afternoon of the first day of my trip to WW1 sites in Flanders and the Somme, I was… 4,314 more words

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Matisse with pigeons by Cartier-Bresson

Henri Matisse at his home, the villa “Le Rêve”, Vence, France, 1944

Photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Portraiture Photography

Innovative Creative Cuisine in Vence

I recently lunched en groupe at “Les Bacchanales” restaurant, where the chef creates the week’s menu based on his market finds, sourced from within 250 km. 141 more words

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Les Nuits du Sud in Vence

Les Nuits du Sud is an annual outdoor series of concerts held in Vence.  The town blocks the entrances to the town a couple of hours before the start, in order to verify tickets of attendees and for those who are already inside the area, tickets are asked for and confirmed. 103 more words

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