Luxe, Calme et Volupté
Luxe, Calme et Volupté is an oil painting by Henri Matisse. It was painted in 1904, after a summer spent working in St. Tropez on the French Riviera alongside the neo-Impressionist painters Paul Signac and Henri Edmond Cross. The painting is Matisse's most important work in which he used the Divisionist technique advocated by Signac, which Matisse had first adopted after reading Signac's essay, "D'Eugène Delacroix au Néo-impressionisme" in 1898. Signac purchased the work, which was exhibited in 1905 at the Salon des Indépendants. Matisse subsequently abandoned the Divisionist technique.
Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté,
Luxe, calme et volupté.
There all is order and beauty,
Luxury, peace, and pleasure.
|Matisse's Luxe, calme et volupté, Smarthistory|
- UCLA Art Council et al. 1966, p. 11
- Oxford Art Online, "Henri Matisse"
- Poem and translation on Fleursdumal.org The translation is from William Aggeler, The Flowers of Evil (Fresno, CA: Academy Library Guild, 1954)
- "Matisse's Luxe, calme et volupté". Smarthistory at Khan Academy. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
- UCLA Art Council, Leymarie, J., Read, H. E., & Lieberman, W. S. (1966). Henri Matisse retrospective 1966. Los Angeles: UCLA Art Gallery. OCLC 83777407
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