Liam Gillick Multiplied Resistance
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Exploring Art in the Vineyards of Provence

Visiting local vineyards for a walk, tasting, and some art should provide a perfect outing for these days of social distancing. Here are a few suggestions by region: Luberon Vineyards: Wine and gourmet food are reasons to visit Chateau la Coste (near Aix-en-Provence), but there is no question the contemporary …

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Goldworthy's Refuge d'Art Hiking Trail Provence
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Goldsworthy’s Refuge d’Art Hiking Trail in Provence

Hiking and Culture Works by British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, known for creating outdoor installations from natural materials found nearby, form part of a new 150km “art” hiking route which stretches across the north of our region. Named the Refuge d’Art, in the Unesco Geopark reserve in collaboration with the Gassendi Museum …

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Visit Château la Coste Art Wine
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in Provence

Visit Château La Coste for Art, Architecture and Wine

Nestled among rolling vineyards between the historic city of Aix-en-Provence (14km) and the stunning Luberon Valley (21km) you will find Château La Coste. Purchased by Irish real estate developer Paddy McKillen in 2002, the ordinary has been transformed into the extraordinary. Château La Coste is now a stunning domain set within 600 hectares, dedicated not just …

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Commanderie de Peyrassol Art Gallery exterieurs
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

La Commanderie de Peyrassol Modern Art in a Provencal Vineyard

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Here’s a suggestion for an interesting art lover’s outing, about an hour’s drive from Aix-en-Provence.  La Commanderie de Peyrassol is not only a successful Var vineyard producing 500,000 bottles of wine a year but is a fast-growing contemporary sculpture park. …Continue reading here for details from Lynne’s visit to …

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Henri Matisse Art lidole-1942
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMargo Lestz

Henri Matisse, a Nun, and a Chapel in Vence, Provence

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Night Nurse Needed – Should be young and pretty. This was the ad Henri Matisse placed with the nursing school in Nice, France in 1942. He was seventy-two years-old and still working while recovering from a serious surgery. He required constant care and needed someone to …

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Jacqueline Bircard Artist Exhibition Lourmarin
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureModern Trobadors

Jacqueline Bircard Regard Naïf Europeen Exhibition Extended

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: There were just a few paintings still to hang when I left Lourmarin in late September. Before departing—and two days before the opening–I popped by to see Jacqueline Bricard, proprietor of the naïf art gallery bearing her name and curator of the “Regard Naïf Européen” …

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Ateliers Fourwinds Aureille
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Ateliers Fourwinds Breathing New Artistic Energy in Aureille

At first glance, one might think nothing much has changed at Ateliers Fourwinds since my last visit four years ago. Which, is exactly what the new partners want for this artistic workshop (atelier) space with its natural vistas of the Alpilles. Their desire was to breathe new artistic energy into this …

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Provence Painting Sessions Duncan Barker Uzes
Artists Inspired by ProvenceDuncan BarkerInspire: Art & Culture

Provence Painting Sessions Capturing the Scenes on Canvas

As a painter in the South of France, you rarely feel alone. There are reminders everywhere of those who have gone before – of Cézanne in the countryside around Aix and of Gauguin and Van Gogh in Arles and Saint-Rémy. But not all these impressions are specific to a place. …

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Andy Newman Artist Uzes Packable Art France
Artists Inspired by ProvenceBarefoot BloggerInspire: Art & Culture

Take Home a Piece of France? Think “Packable Art”

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: One of the first artist friends I made after moving to Uzes was Andy Newman, an American with deep roots in France. Andy had read my blog and emailed to tell me about himself, that he and his partner had a home near here, and …

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Aix-en-Provence Caumont Centre d'Art Sisley
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Aix: Sisley the Impressionist at Caumont Centre d’Art

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Sixty paintings by Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) went on show June 10th in Aix at the Caumont Centre d’Art’s summer show. The painter, was born to English parents in Paris, hasn’t been the subject of a retrospective since 2002. Forty per cent of this show includes paintings from private collections not …

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