My Top Three interiors..

Previously, I listed Karen Blixen’s house outside Copenhagenand Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge as my favourite interiors. Casting around for third, I wondered about including Charleston, the rustic Bloomsbury hangout. Now I have a better candidate: Matisse’s chapel at Saint Paul de Vence.

The realisation came to me whilst re-watching The Merchant/Ivory 1996 movie, Surviving Picasso. It had a wonderful scene of a Mass being said at Matisse’s chapel, so we had the bright, vivid, luminous place in use.

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Publication date

16 September 2009


Mind & body; On movies