Celebrating the Birthday of Henri Matisse

Matisse Luxe, calme et volupte

By Juliet Franks | Published 16th December 2023 | Full size is 2560 × 1708 pixels

The Conversation Henri Matisse Blue Nude Cut Out

Henri Matisse’s Luxe, calme et volupté (Luxury, Calm and Pleasure) was painted in the summer of 1904 at Paul Signac.

The Musée d’Orsay (The Orsay Museum), housed in the former railway station, the Gare d’Orsay, holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography, and is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist masterpieces by popular painters such as Monet and Renoir. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum’s opening in 1986.