Jas de Bouffan Cezanne
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Jas de Bouffan Paul Cezanne’s Family Home in Aix

As Aixcentric followers will know, the 18th-century country house, Jas de Bouffan, which was home to the Cezanne family for 40 years, was closed over a year ago for renovation.  I went in for a visit on its last day of opening, and my goodness, it needed renovation: think cold, …

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Cezanne Brochure Photo
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireMarti Schmidt

Provencal Artist Paul Cézanne Following His Steps

Cézanne’s Studio Like most young artists learning to paint, I was attracted to and inspired by most of the impressionistic and post-impressionistic painters. I loved the work of Monet, Renoir, Matisse, Gauguin and Cézanne and many more. When I arrived in Aix-en-Provence for the first time, I rushed up the …

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Paul Cezanne Inspired Recipe for Leg of Lamb

The climate in Provence is not well-suited to cattle farming, so sheep and goats have roamed the hills and pastures in the region for centuries. As a result, Provencal markets are filled with an endless selection of goat (chèvre) and sheep (brebis) cheeses, and you can always find lamb in …

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Cézanne – Film and Jas de Bouffan News

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: ‘Cézanne et Moi’ (Filming took place near the Cathedral), which has been filmed in Aix, Paris and the north of France, will have its launch in Aix on the 12th September, rather than the usual Parisian launch. With Guillaume Gallienne and Guillaume Canet as the …Continue …

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Over My Dead Body: Musée Granet Fulfills Its Destiny with Cézanne

You can believe there was a lot of competition and jealousy among artists in Aix. In fact, the poster boy for Aix-en-Provence, Paul Cézanne, was spurned by fellow artist and curator of The Museum of Aix from 1892 to 1925, Henri Pointier. Pointier, who never excelled to the degree that …

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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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Jill Steenhuis at Easel Cassis #Artist #Provence
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Cezanne’s Provence Painted by Artist Jill Steenhuis Part 1

Jill Steenhuis is an American artist who has lived just outside of Aix-en-Provence for 30 years. Jill paints en plein air (outside) the way Cezanne did much of his work. Inspired by this master painter and one of very few artists with access to Château Noir Jill agreed to share …

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Aix-en-Provence Book
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Aix-en-Provence Book The Inside Story in Colour

Delighted to say that my book Aix-en-Provence The Inside Story is being re-issued, brought up to date and now in colour throughout.  It‘s eight (8) years since it was first published, and I believe I am right in saying that it’s still the only book to cover the story of …

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Sacree Montagne Mont Sainte Victoire Photo Exhibit
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Photographing Mont Sainte-Victoire the Sacred Mountain

Artists and the Sacred Mountain Mont Sainte-Victoire was a recurring subject in Paul Cézanne’s paintings. The painter born in Aix-en-Provence completed over 30 canvases, in oil and watercolour, of the mountain situated to the east of the city. On the other hand, Pablo Picasso chose to not paint “Cézanne’s Mountain” …

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Chateau la Coste Crouching Spider
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Self-Guided Art Walks in Provence

With so many things closed right now, maybe seizing the opportunity of a sunny January day to wrap up and have a walk around some purely Provencal sites might be just the ticket to lift the spirits; and if you’re not in Provence right now, these seven art walks may …

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