The place where we are located, the tombstone of Sidi Boukoudja, was the chosen scenery for his work Le marabout. The painter Matisse loved to represent the Moroccans in their environment, but he also painted landscapes, still lifes and the lush flora.
Matisse was fascinated by the light and the colours of Tangier and he claimed that trips to Morocco help him reconnect with nature better than the application of a living theory like the fauvism ever could.
Henri Matisse is one of the most important representatives of this short-lived painting movement. He had a great influence on all the early XX century art, characterized by the use of violent and bright colours as a main method of expression of feelings.