Le Port, Plage Saint Vincent by Henri Matisse - Collioure, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 42° 31.702 E 003° 05.246
31T E 507181 N 4708445
Quick Description: This print of a Henri Matisse painting of a view of Plage Saint Vincent is one of a series in the style of 'Fauvist Art' that has been placed in the town of Collioure.
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 9/12/2014 3:05:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMMFEA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
"In 1905, Matisse and Derain discovered Collioure. They found the colours and light dazzlingly beautiful and invented the Fauvist Art. Today, all along the " Fauvism footpath ", you will discover 20 reproductions displayed on the spots where the original works were painted. Picasso, Dali, Juan Gris, Hanicotte, Foujita also fell in love with Collioure." link

There are a number of these paintings on the above website including this one. Clicking on the small thumbnail picture will enlarge it.

The picture is positioned outside La Chapelle Saint-Vincent that stands on the headland giving the view of Saint Vincent beach below. The left hand side of the picture shows the church of Notre-Dame-des-Anges, together with its distinctive steeple, that was originally a light house. The church is a prominent landmark in Collioure and visible from most parts of the bay.

Underneath the picture the following information is displayed.
Henri Matisse
Le Port, Plage Saint Vincent - ete 1905
Aquarelle (20.9 x 27.1 cm)
Website of painting. Exact URL of painting is required: [Web Link]

Artist: Henri Matisse

Date of Painting: 1/1/1905

Date of Your Photograph: 9/1/2014

Medium of Painting: Not listed

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