Matisse and Kandinsky
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Towards the end of his life, Henri Matisse created one of the most imaginary and challenging, contemporary art forms. Most famous for his paintings, Matisse built a chapel to show his gratitude to the nun who cared for him after his operation. He designed everything himself – from the architecture, to the furniture and decoration. Matisse called this building “the crowning achievement in his entire carrier”. This extraordinary edifice remains an art monument with its cult objects, priestly ornaments, stained glass windows, stalls and ceramics. A masterpiece of sacred art the Rosaire chapel evokes serene feelings.
Matisse was known as an atheist. It seems that this chapel defies his religi...