A Model for Matisse (DVD)

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A Model for Matisse (DVD)
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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". 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.

WINNER! Best Documentary- Avignon/New York Film Festival

  • Studio First Run Features
  • Includes film notes, interview with the director, and a director biography
  • All Regions
  • NTSC Format
  • 67 Minute Run Time
  • Color
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