Jill Steenhuis and Sergio Ruffato exhibits in #AixenProvence
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Jill Steenhuis Exhibits in Aix Annual Show

By aixcentric Every June, there’s a must-visit exhibition in Aix from a talented local family – painter Jill Steenhuis, her sculptor husband Sergio Ruffato plus their son Serge, also a sculptor. Jill paints in an impressionistic style and usually takes her inspiration from Aix, the Sainte-Victoire and the countryside around …

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Palais Longchamps #Marseille #Provence #Longchamps @PerfProvence
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Marseille Summer Watercolour and Drawing Lessons

By aixcentric The Musee des Beaux Arts at Marseille’s Palais Longchamp is the venue for two sets of art classes this summer. Watercolour lessons are on July 8-10th and 15-17th while instruction in charcoal drawing takes place on August 12-14th and 19-21st. 18€ per 3 days. Click here for Explore …

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Aix: Local Artist Cécile Colombo Shows Paintings and Ceramics

By aixcentric The delightful little Galerie Maison Dauphine is exhibiting the work of Cécile Colombo from Saturday May 30th – June 20th. You can also meet the artist on Saturday 30th at a special Café Rencontre which runs from 10:00-16:00hrs. Alternatively catch up with her paintings and ceramics at the …

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Alfred Lombard #Marseille @RegardsProvence @Aixcentric
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Alfred Lombard in Marseille – Striking Local Colourist

By aixcentric Who is Alfred Lombard? I wondered as I visited the Musée Regards de Provence in Marseille this week. It’s a special experience here in the south of France to discover painters, often local, mainly little-known, who turn out to be really quite thrilling. And Alfred Lombard is one …

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Aix: Art Opening This Week

By aixcentric At last! The work on the Hotel Caumont is done and the grand opening is on May 6th. The 300-year old building will make a fabulous venue for exhibiting 17-19th century art; the first expo is Canaletto, Rome, Londres, Venise. Plus, you can visit a recreation of Pauline …

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Cécile Colombo’s work in #Marseille via @Aixcentric
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Marseille Art for the Spring

By aixcentric There’s a lovely, fresh, Spring-like exhibition of Cécile Colombo’s work in Marseille at the moment. She is a Gemenos-based artist who uses tissue, fabric, bits of text, inks and paint to make colourful collages. It’s at Galerie Charivari, 7 rue Fontange, Marseille 6, near Notre Dame du Mont. …

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Andy Newman artist @bfblogger2013
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French Artists and Friends

By Deborah By now you know that some of the Barefoot Blogger’s favorite people in France are artists. Let me tell you about one that I’ve just met — Andy Newman. It’s really an interesting story of how Andy and I got to know each other. Over the internet. You …

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Pavillon Vendome #AixenProvence @Aixcentric
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The Night 8 Cézannes were Stolen in Aix

By aixcentric It was back in August 1961, a long-forgotten incident, and thanks to local historian Alain Paire for sending details of this fascinating story. The thieves climbed the garden walls then up the decorative ironwork of the façade to reach the first floor paintings. The town authorities were trying …

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Van Gogh Borinage via Philippe Goninet
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Celebrating Van Gogh… La suite

By Philippe Goninet Fun and busy week on my side ! On Friday I was in Mons (Culture Capital for 2015) attending a meeting with our partners of Van Gogh Europe (site in maintenance, should reopen any days from should reopen any days from now). I had the chance to …

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Renaissance Paintings at Carrieres de Lumieres

By aixcentric The new show for 2015 opened March 6th at the superb Carrieres de Lumieres. ‘Michaelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael, Giants of the Renaissance’ promises to be an eye-opener as the Sistine Chapel ceiling, the Mona Lisa, religious scenes and stunning portraits are beamed on to the walls. The setting …

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