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Records and correspondence
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954.
Houston, Tex. : Menil Foundation ; Milan, Italy : Skira Editore ; New York, NY : Distributed in North America and Latin America by Abbeville Pub. Group, 1999
|Named Person:||Henri Matisse; Marie-Alain Couturier; L -B Rayssiguier; Marie-Alain Couturier; Henri Matisse; L -B Rayssiguier|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Henri Matisse; Marie-Alain Couturier; L -B Rayssiguier; Marcel Billot
|Description:||472 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm|
|Other Titles:||Chapelle de Vence.|
|Responsibility:||Henri Matisse, M.-A. Couturier, L.-B. Rayssiguier ; edited and introduced by Marcel Billot ; with a foreword by Dominique de Menil ; translated by Michael Taylor.|
Much of the material in this book is drawn from the Couturier Archives. The bulk of the archive consists of the notes of Brother Louis-Bertrand Rayssiguer, the young Dominican monk who drew the plan of the Chapel and worked closely with Matisse on all phases of its building and decorating. From December 1947 to June 1951, Rayssiguier met frequently with the artist and recorded their conversations verbatim.
His notes allow the reader to follow day by day the unfolding of one of the supreme masterpieces of religious art in the twentieth century. Even more significantly, they give us a rare glimpse into the artist's private world. They chronicle his disappointments and his moments of elation, his habits and his foibles, his reactions to contemporary developments in the art world, as well as his deepest personal beliefs.
Completing this invaluable record, the correspondence between Matisse and Father Marie-Alain Couturier, the Dominican priest at the forefront of the post-World War II movement to commission works of religious art from leading modern painters and sculptors, details the creation of the Chapel's most remarkable feature - Matisse's bold stained-glass windows. The numerous letters he and the artist exchanged are in themselves a fascinating exchange on the art and the significance of modern stained glass.
- Matisse, Henri, -- 1869-1954 -- Correspondence.
- Couturier, Marie-Alain, -- 1897-1954 -- Correspondence.
- Rayssiguier, L.-B. -- (Louis-Bertrand) -- Correspondence.
- Artists -- France -- Correspondence.
- Dominicans -- France -- Correspondence.
- Chapelle du Rosaire (Vence, France)
- Church decoration and ornament -- France -- Vence -- History -- 20th century.
- Couturier, Marie-Alain, -- 1897-1954
- Matisse, Henri, -- 1869-1954
- Rayssiguier, L.-B. -- (Louis-Bertrand)
- Church decoration and ornament.
- France -- Vence.
- Kapellen (bouwkunst)