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Henri Matisse's apartment/workshop in Nice now for sale


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Henri Matisse's apartment/workshop in Nice now for sale

Henri Matisse's apartment-studio in Nice is currently being offered for sale by Côte d'Azur agency Sotheby's International Realty, providing a rare opportunity to acquire a prestigious luxury real estate property.

Inspired by the dazzling sunlight of the Côte d'Azur and the turquoise hues of the sea, Matisse fell in love with Nice at the age of 48. His former home, which also served as his studio, is a place steeped in history and art, and is now available on the market. Access to this apartment is via a majestic staircase adorned with marble columns, adding a touch of grandeur to the entrance.

This former home of the famous painter Henri Matisse is a true collector's item. Set in the gardens of the Excelsior Régina Palace in Nice, it offers breathtaking views of the magnificent surrounding gardens and landscapes. Henri Matisse, deeply in love with the South of France, settled in Nice in December 1917. It was in this enchanting environment that he created his first works in Nice. The beauty of the daily light that bathed the region left a deep impression on him. He once declared: "When I realized that every morning I would see this light again, I couldn't believe my happiness. I decided not to leave Nice, and I've stayed here practically all my life."

In 1918, Matisse bought this apartment as his home and studio. It offers a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean, with a huge bow window that opens onto the surrounding nature, an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the artist. It was here that Matisse developed his "cut-out painting" technique, using bits of colored paper cut into different shapes, from the size of a single confetti to an 80-centimeter-long panel. Henri Matisse was constantly inspired by the landscape and light of the Côte d'Azur, and this apartment bears witness to this intimate relationship between the artist and his environment.

Owning this prestigious property offers a unique opportunity to own a part of Nice's artistic history, and to live in a place that nurtured the creativity of a master.

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