A Postcard from Collioure


In the summer of 1905 Henri Matisse and André Derain stayed and worked together in Collioure, in south-west France, near the Spanish border, developing what became known as the Fauvist style. They painted views of the town, the boats in the harbour, portraits of each other, and Matisse painted ‘The Open Window’.

Matisse View of Collioure

Henri Matisse ‘View of Collioure’ (1905)

A Postcard from Céret


In the second decade of the twentieth century a community of artists settled and worked in Céret, many moving from Paris, including Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Juan Gris, Chaim Soutine, André Masson, Raoul Dufy and Jean Cocteau. Le Musée d’Art Moderne de Céret was created in 1950 with the personal support of Picasso and Matisse and now contains a fine collection of paintings by artists who worked in the town.

Ceret Landscape Chaim Soutine

Chaim Soutine ‘Céret Landscape’ (c.1920)