Discover Arles Van Gogh
Artists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMarti Schmidt

Discover Arles and Vincent Van Gogh on Tour

Discover Arles Arles is an excellent example of the adaptation of an ancient city to medieval European civilization. It has some impressive Roman monuments dating back to the 1st century BC. These include the arena, the Roman theatre and the cryptoporticus (subterranean galleries). During the 4th century, Arles experienced a …

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Musée Angladon-Dubrujeaud Avignon
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A Visit to Musée Angladon-Dubrujeaud in Avignon

On one of my many visits to beautiful Avignon France, I found a small hidden jewel. I spent an enjoyable afternoon in the Musée Angladon-Dubrujeaud, a small and intimate museum, which displays the art collection of famous Parisian couturier and art collector Jacques Doucet. Musée Angladon-Dubrujeaud Avignon Since 1996 this …

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Cezanne Brochure Photo
Artists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMarti 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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Pool time at Rhone Retreat
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Provence from an Artist’s Point of View Art Tour

Provencal Dreams Come True My most ardent life dream has always been to live and teach art in France. Just like my favourite art masters, many of my creative inspirations have come from my art sabbaticals to Europe. I fell in love with France at a young age, my very …

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