Marti Schmidt France Discover Artists Saint Quentin
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMarti Schmidt

Discover the Artists of Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie

Art Lover’s Tour During my fall 2019 art tour “Provence From an Artist’s Point of View,” I discovered a gem, Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, is an old village with colourful Provençal houses and medieval history. Clay has shaped the history of Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie since the middle ages. Come and join me this spring to …

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Fondation Vasarely Aix-en-Provence Op Art
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Visiting Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence

Father of Optical Art Victor Vasarely (1906 -1997) was a Hungarian-born artist and designer who spent much time working in Provence. His work encompassed architecture, publicity posters, fashion and even car design, as well as his signature op-art. Why not visit the Fondation Vasarely on the hillside overlooking Aix, beside …

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Jill Douglas Painting Provence Artist Work Arles
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Join Artist Jill Douglas for Painting in Provence

It was 2015 when an opportunity dangled in front of Jill Douglas’s painting easel in Los Angeles. Could she help out for a few months at Atelier Fourwinds, an artist’s retreat, in the Alpilles village of Aureille? Born in England, life took Jill to France and then to Southern California …

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Biot Museum Glassworks Musée Fernand Légar
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Why Visit Fascinating Biot Museum and Glassworks

By Aixcentric: Biot Museum Have you visited the Musée Fernand Léger at Biot? It’s the only museum in the world dedicated to this major 20th-century artist who lived and worked in the town. It is also one of the few Musées Nationales de France dedicated to a single artist. Purpose-built and …

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Discover Arles Van Gogh
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: 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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Cezanne Brochure Photo
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: 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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Vincent Van Gogh Carrieres de Lumieres Le Baux de Provence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureJulie Whitmarsh

Vincent Van Gogh at Carrières de Lumières

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 I got round …

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Porquerolles Fondation Carmignac Modern Art Porquerolles
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

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
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

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
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

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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