Jill Steenhuis at easel #Artist #Provence
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Cezanne’s Provence Painted by Artist Jill Steenhuis Part 3

This is the third Perfectly Provence article on American artist Jill Steenhuis – you can read more on her background here and here. In this post learn about Cezanne’s artistic approach and one of his favourite spots Château Noir from Jill. Several things I learned from the Marchutz School that …

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March Events at Book in Bar in Aix

By aixcentric Supporting independent bookshops is a must: not only is the internet providing much competition but there are local problems too – Book In Bar has been bedevilled with roadworks outside the shop recently. Here is a list of their events this month: Creative Writing Workshop : Saturday, March the …

Profusion by Barbara Pitcher #Artists #Provence
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Creative Display Next Weekend

By aixcentric Three local creatives are getting together next weekend to exhibit their work. ‘Profusion’, above, is typical of the exuberant and colourful impressionistic/abstract style of Barbara Pitcher. She works with oils, acrylics and mixed media to paint flowers and locations that resonate with her. Barbara is a Canadian/Italian who …

Alpilles Mounatin #VanGogh #StRemy
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Van Gogh in Saint Remy de Provence 125 years

By Philippe Goninet It might sound like an unusual celebration but the partners of the European Van Gogh Route are celebrating the 125th year of the death of Vincent Van Gogh in 2015. Vincent Van Gogh stayed in Saint Remy de Provence…Explore this Post Via:: Saint Remy de Provence and …

books and comic strips in #Uzes by @bfblogger2013
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The French “Ninth Art”: Bandes Dessinées

By Deborah The French love bandes dessinées — drawn cartoons. We may call them “funnies” in the States but here they take the art form quite seriously. The graphic style is recognized and debated by art historians in France as the “Ninth Art” — a category Explore this Post Via:: …

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Thomas Jefferson In France ~ Part One

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson was the American Minister to France when he travelled to Southern France in 1787? “Thomas Jefferson’s Journey To The South of France” a book written by Roy and Alma Moore details his travels. The publication is complete with copies of Jefferson’s letters, recent pictures …

Salins Aigues Mortes #FleurdeSel #Provence Salt
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Sifting through the Salt of Provence in Aigues Mortes

By nutmeg Nutmeg walked every aisle in the grocery store looking for salt – it was not with the spices, but rather in its’ own section near the aged balsamic vinegar. Where is the logic? Treasured since antiquity, salt is used in kitchens around the world, to enhance flavour and …

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Light-filled Paintings in Marseille

By aixcentric The ‘Marseille Eternelle’ exhibition at the Musee Regards de Provence ends on March 1st, and if you catch this, you will also see the new ‘Lumieres du Sud’ show on the floor above. Beautiful paintings in an elegant gallery, all for 6€! Explore this Post Via:: Aixcentric       

Chapelle du Rosaire #Matisse #Vence #Provence
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Matisse’s Chapelle du Rosaire at Vence

By aixcentric If you are inspired to visit Tourrettes Sur Loup (see last post) you should have time to call in to see Matisse’s famous chapel at nearby Vence which the artist called his ‘masterpiece’. Recovering in Nice from cancer, Matisse had hired young Monique Bourgeouis to nurse him, and …

Jill Steenhuis in Scarf with BG
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Cezanne’s Provence Painted by Artist Jill Steenhuis Part 2

Provence-based artist Jill Steenhuis explains her painting style to Perfectly Provence readers (in case you missed part 1 you can read it here). “My soul was made full again by the daily activity of painting in the fields and allowing myself to become one with nature.” Jill Steenhuis   I paint …