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Matisse Museum

Listed under Art Collections in Nice, France.

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The Matisse Museum is set within the Genoese Villa Garin de Cocconato, a red and ochre building atop an olive grove-clad hill in Cimiez, one of Nice's wealthiest, most picturesque and most historic areas. In direct contrast, its interior is modern and cool, with plain white walls designed to show off Matisse's striking and often complex works to the full. As well as a large number of his Fauvist pieces, which show wildly expressionistic colour and emotion, you'll also see some of his older, more traditional paintings here as well as those in which he experimented with new techniques. There are also some three hundred photographs, studies and drawings on display and around 50 of his sculptural creations, besides a few of his personal belongings.

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