Musée Matisse (Villa des Arènes)
164 avenue des Arènes-de-Cimiez, 06000 Nice Driving directions
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May-Oct: 10am-6pm; rest of year: 10am-5pm - closed Tue, 1 Jan, Easter Sun, 1 May, 25 Dec


Dominating the sea, this rich ochre-coloured 17C villa houses some 30 works by Matisse (1869-1954). From dark palettes to canvases lit with the Mediterranean sun, then, after a stay in Morocco, to pure colour, and finally to the refined minimalism of cut outs in "absolute blue" poster paint. Bronzes, sketches and models complete the overview.


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