Matisse completed The Joy of Life [Le Bonheur de Vivre] (1905-1906), a lovers’ picnic in a garden. There is a  cloth, though there is neither food nor drink. Who was it that said, “Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink”? [Also see Matisse’s Calm, Luxury, and Sensual Pleasure posted elsewhere in PicnicWit]

Featured Image: Henri Matisse, Joy of Life [Bonheur de Vivre] (1905/06), oil on canvas. Philadelphia: Barnes Foundation