Vincent Van Gogh Carrieres de Lumieres Le Baux de Provence
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Vincent Van Gogh at Carrières de Lumières

By Vaucluse Dreamer: Finally! Carrières de Lumières It’s always good to finally tick something off the list of things you have wanted to do for a while – last year it was finally getting to see the Fête du Citron (now to be an annual event for us) and yesterday …

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Porquerolles Fondation Carmignac Modern Art Porquerolles
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This Season at Fondation Carmignac at Porquerolles

By Lynne at Aixcentric: My visit to Fondation Carmignac, the newly-opened art centre at Porquerolles, last year was by far my favourite outing of 2018. I was lucky to get there just before it closed for winter, when lots of the exhibits went back to Paris. The centre re-opened with …

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L'Art Mange l'Art
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For MPG2019 Musée Regards de Provence Delivers Food Art

By Lynne at Aixcentric: Marseille’s super Musée Regards de Provence has been inspired by the MPG2019 Year of Gastronomy programme and is serving up two foodie exhibitions. L’Art Mange l’Art (until October 31, 2019) has a wide range of contemporary works, all food-themed; there is some witty photography (eg behind the …

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Marc Chagall Exhibition at Hôtel de Caumont
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Don’t Miss the Marc Chagall Exhibition at Hôtel de Caumont

By Aixcentric: What a terrific show at the Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix. It features the work of Marc Chagall, from his black and white gravures from the 1920s and 30s, via his white marble sculptures, to his joyously colourful gouaches and oil paintings. His small sculptures, featuring entwined couples …

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Musée Granet Exhibitions
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Musée Granet Exhibitions 2019 in Aix-en-Provence

By Aixcentric: Here’s the list of upcoming Musée Granet exhibitions (2019) for all art-lovers and visitors to Aix-en-Provence. ‘Traverser La Lumiere’ (November 10, 2018 – March  31, 2019) The works of Roger Bissiere, Jean Bazaine, Elvire Jan, Jean le Moal, Alfred Manessier and Gustave Singier. The organisers tell us that this …

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MuCEM Collections Avignon Musées
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From the Archive Collections at MuCEM and Avignon Musées

By Aixcentric: Most museums have massive amounts of ‘stuff’ filed, heaped, mounded away in archives, basements and warehouses. The question is: what do they do with it all? It really is an issue. Marseille’s MuCEM inherited the contents of the Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires in Paris and now …

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Porquerolles Fondation Carmignac Modern Art Porquerolles
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A Must Visit to the Porquerolles Fondation Carmignac

By Aixcentric: Porquerolles is the largest of the 3 Iles d’Or (Islands of Gold), easily accessible from the coast. We did the short (20 min) crossing from La Tour Fondu, near Hyères, roughly a 90-minute drive from Aix-en-Provence, depending on traffic. I hadn’t visited Porquerolles for many years and was surprised …

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Villers Picasso Coup de Soleil
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Aix: Artwork from Picasso and André Villers at the Pavillon Vendome

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: There seems to have been a deluge of work by Picasso recently, in Marseille, in Aix, in Les Baux, in Cannes, but the small exhibition at Aix’s Pavillon Vendome, ‘Villers Picasso – Coup de Soleil’ really is worth investigating. André Villers was just 22 and …

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Christian Lacroix Mirabilis
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Art in Avignon: Christian Lacroix Show Promises to be Mirabilis

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: French fashion designer Christian Lacroix can be relied on to bring a stylish rather Baroque flourish to everything he does. A proud Arlésien, he has transitioned to Avignon to curate their new show, Mirabilis, for which he has chosen 350 to 400 works, documents and …

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Burrell Collection Musée Cantini Marseille
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Visit Glasgow’s Burrell Collection on Display the Musée Cantini, Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Musée Cantini has recently re-opened and is hosting an exhibition of paintings from Glasgow’s Burrell Collection, itself now closed for renovation. Sir William Burrell, a member of a wealthy Scottish ship-building family, was an avid collector of art, and amassed 9000 items which he donated …

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