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Housed in the 17thcentury Genoese-style Villa des Arènes, the Musée Matisse in Nice is dedicated to French artist Henri Matisse, and showcases one of the largest collections of his works in the world.
Housed in the 17thcentury Genoese-style Villa des Arènes, the Musée Matisse in Nice is dedicated to French artist Henri Matisse, and showcases one of the largest collections of his works in the world. On display are Matisse's oil paintings, gouaches, drawings, sculptures, tapestries and paper collages.
Highlights of the collection include paintings such as Nature morte aux grenades, La Nymphe dans le forêt, Liseuse à la table jaune, Petite pianiste, robe bleue, fond rouge, sculptures La Serpentine, Crucifix and Petit Torse mince, collages of La danseuse créole, Nu Bleu and the Baigneuse dans le Roseaux, charcoal drawing of Saint Dominique for the Chapelle de Vence, and the Océanie la mer and Océanie le ciel decoupages.
Also on display are ceramics, prints, tapestries, stained glass, and the artists' personal effects. Matisse' tomb can be found in the Monastère Notre Dame de Cimiez cemetery, across the park from the museum.
164 Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice, France
+33 4 93 81 08 08
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