Toward the end of his life, Matisse suffered from bowel cancer and was nursed back to relative health by a Dominican nun, Sr. Jacques-Marie.
Their friendship endured and a few years later, Sr. Jacques-Marie came to Matisse and asked for his help designing a chapel for the Dominican convent in Vence, France.
This year, the Vatican will put Matisse' "Stations of the Cross" drawings on display in the Vatican Museum. These drawings, difficult to size in the video (below), are approximately 50 feet high.
Alistair Sooke, the art critic for BBC One, puts on a not-very-convincing cry session as he enters the chapel. Which kind of ruins it for me but is very typical of the Beeb, so perhaps I am just a wee bit cynical. Unfortunately, it is the best way to see the work. Mute the overacting and dramatic music, if you wish.