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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sky watching in Matisse's Collioure

The artist Henri Matisse found much inspiration in the beautiful seaside town in Collioure, France, near the Spanish border. When we visited in April, 2011, we were enchanted by the light and color, just as he was. The sky offered a wide range of blues, from misty pale, to deepest blue reflected in the sea.




© Photos by Kay Davies and Richard Schear       





Posted for  Sky Watch Friday, hosted by
the Sky Watch team of Klaus, Wren, Sylvia, Sandy and Fishing Guy. Thanks, team!

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27 comments:

clairz said...

What a lovely tour. That third shot is just about perfect to me!

Gary said...

Great tour Kay!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kim, USA said...

Wow the landscaper is fantastic!

SWF

Photo Cache said...

what a lovely little town, great shots.

My sky is here

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous place! I can see why Matisse found so much inspiration! Breathtaking views and skies and colors! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Kay!

Sylvia

chubskulit said...

Such a treat to look up in the sky with such gorgeous views!

My Skywatch, please come by anytime.

Riet said...

Oh wow, how I love those beautiful skies.Love your photo's

Leslie said...

Yes, I can see him here, especially in that third photo, with the harbor and the pretty blue boat. I'm fond of Matisse's paintings, and how wonderful it must have been to visit one of the places where he actually painted them!

RedPat said...

I love that pic with the big sky and the boats! Looks like a beautiful area.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Ooh - blues rule this week - gorgeous shots Kay!

Jenn Jilks said...

They are amazing. Wonderful photos.

Eve said...

What a beautiful place! These photos are calendar worthy!

LivingSoAbundantly said...

OoooOooo...what an artistic eye! I especially like the view from the last picture. Creative!

Kay said...

What amazing sights you saw, Kay! I am in awe!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place. Looks very calm and peaceful.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful place, I can understand how any artist would be inspired here. I love the deep blue of the sky and water in your fourth shot, I would love to take one of those boats out on the water.

That was a scary story about you and your sibling's sunburns. It can happen so quickly that even an adult could have made a similar mistake.

J Bar said...

Beautiful sights.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Indrani said...

Inspiring indeed. Very beautiful scenes.

Sivinden said...

A great collection of photos!

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous photos and that artist and Matisse connection is really cool, thanks for sharing with SWF

chiccoreal said...

Dear Kay: Gorgeous pics! And the lyric quality of Matisse arabesque with brilliant complimentary colour; of blue; it is so variant. The bridge scene and the castle are my favs.

Dhemz said...

oh my! awesome shots...very nice! thanks for dropping by!

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful photos Kay, - it is wonderful to accompany on your many travels, pictorially, and thank you for sharing so generously. That lovely mottled tree in the last picture makes a wonderful frame for the tower on the hill. Is it an Abbey, a church?

Carver said...

Wonderful skies and beautiful scenery.

Wanda said...

Kay, what marvelous photos. Each one is a masterpiece.

Have to love the shape and texture of that tree in the foreground.

Arija said...

Some of your shots are like impressionist paintings, no wonder Matisse took it one step further. Lovely sequence.

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous photos of a lovely place! You could turn these into paintings!