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Model for Matisse

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A warm and richly painted portrait of the little known and tender relationship between one of the twentieth century's greatest artists, Henri Matisse, and Sister Jacques-Marie, the woman who inspired him to create what Matisse proclaimed the masterpiece of his life's work: The Chapel of the Rosary in the French Mediterranean village of Vence. In 1941, Sister Jacques-Marie - then Monique Bourgeois - was a 21-year-old nursing student and amateur artist living in Nice. She answered an ad placed by Matisse seeking "a young and pretty night nurse," and from this humble beginning a beautiful friendship developed. This lovely film documents the story's personal and historic aspects, presenting Matisse's never-before filmed hand-painted gouaches and fabrics as well as a rich collection of photographs and archival footage of the aged Matisse working on the Chapel's ceramics.
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67 min.
In English
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First Run Features, 2003.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017.
Recording Info
Originally produced by First Run Features in 2003.
Publisher no.
1376704 Kanopy
1 online resource (streaming video file) (67 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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