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The Artist and His Objects: Matisse in His Studio

I’ve just been to a wonderful exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. It was called Matisse in the Studio, and it shows how the objects that Matisse surrounded himself with appeared in his art.

Henri Matisse was a collector: He had an array of vases, chairs, carpets, furniture, etc. that found their way into his paintings. Also scattered around his studio were examples of non-western art from which he took inspiration.

…Continue reading here for details from Margot’s visit. The show is on in London at the Royal Academy of Arts in London through November 12, 2017.

Matisse in Provence

Matisse’s Chapelle du Rosaire at Vence shared by @Aixcentric

Matisse at the vineyard – Chateau La Coste New Discoveries at the Vineyard by Anne-Marie Simmons

Visit La Colombe d’Or Legendary Restaurant in Saint Paul de Vence to see his works – guest post by  The Monaco Reporter. Celina Lafuente de Lavotha

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Margo Lestz

Margo Lestz

Margo is a British/American who has lived in Nice, France for the past nine years. She loves digging into the history of an area and discovering the tales behind local customs and traditions. She blogs about her discoveries on The Curious Rambler . She is also the author of two books, French Holidays & Traditions, and Curious Histories of Nice, France. Click here for Margo's books.

She describes herself as a perpetual student and is always taking some kind of course or researching a moment in history that has caught her fancy. She’s curious by nature and always wondering who, what, why, when, where, and how.

Margo shares her adventures (and her questions) with Jeff, her husband of many years. She enjoys travel, history, observing cultures and traditions – and then writing about them, of course.

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