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A Visit to Musée Yves Brayer in Les Baux de Provence

If you are planning a trip to Les Baux de Provence to enjoy the immersive art display of the works at Carrières de Lumieres, why not include a visit to the Yves Brayer museum in the village?

They have an exhibition of the works of Camille Claudel ( 8 December 1864 – 19 October 1943), a French sculptor known for her figurative works in bronze and marble. Hers is a sad story of a talented woman unable to flourish in the misogyny of late 19th-century society. Continue reading here for the original Aixcentric article with details on this artist who was an apprentice of Auguste Rodin in Paris.

Musée Yves Brayer

Located in the heart of the old village of les Baux de Provence this museum has a permanent collection of roughly 100 works by Yves Brayer (1907-1990). Born in Versailles on the outskirts of Paris, Brayer attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He is considered a “master of graphism and colour.” Brayer was attracted to the Mediterranean climate; living in Morocco, Spain and Provence, he painted many colourful landscapes.

Musée Yves Brayer (website)
Hôtel de Porcelet
Place François de Hérain,
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
April to September: open daily 10 am to 12:30 pm and 2 pm to 6:30 pm
October to March: 1 pm to 5:30 pm (closed on Tuesdays)
Closed: January, February and the beginning of March

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