included attendance with my wife and dear friends at Mass at the Rosaire Chapel in
There's no exaggeration in the following from a Vence information site:
The Rosaire chapel, conceived by Henri Matisse remains a sacred art monument, unique in the world.
From 1948 to 1951, Matisse drew up the plans for the edifice and all the details of its decoration: stain glass windows, ceramics, stalls, stoup, [etc.]
It was the first time that a painter entirely designed every detail of a monument, from the architecture to the furniture [to the vestments the priests wear at
For Henry Matisse, “this work required me 4 years of an exclusive and untiring effort and it is the fruit of my whole working life. In spite of all its imperfections I consider it as my masterpiece."
From New World Encyclopedia are photos of the chapel’s:
And again from an information site some photos (click on the photo link on the menu at the left) of the area immediately surrounding the chapel.
A photo of the exterior of the alter end of the chapel is in the center. The photos can be enlarged with a click.
I hope a “visit” to this most beautiful chapel and creation of Matisse adds to your enjoyment of this day.