Matisse, Luxe, calme et volupté

Henri Matisse, Luxe, calme et volupté, 1904, oil on canvas, 37 x 46 inches (Museé d’Orsay, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker Painted while the artist stayed with the pointillist painter, Signac, at his home in Saint-Tropez on the Côte d’Azur. Matisse’s title comes from Charles Baudelaire’s poem, “L’invitation au voyage (Invitation To A Voyage)” from his collection, ​The Flowers of Evil. “Luxe, calme et volupté” translates just as it sounds in English: “Luxury, calm, and voluptuous(ness).”. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.


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