Henri Matisse Art lidole-1942
Artists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: 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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Picasso Museum Aixe-en-Provence Musée Jacqueline et Pablo Picasso
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Major New Picasso Museum to open in Aix-en-Provence in 2021

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The former convent and college des Precheurs in Aix centre ville has been sold for 11.5 million euros to house an extensive collection of Picasso’s works – paintings, ceramics, sculptures – 2,000 in all. The Musée Jacqueline et Pablo Picasso will be the third museum …

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Pablo Picasso, Le Baiser, 1925 Huile sur toile, 130 x 97,7 cm Musée national Picasso, Paris © Agence photo RMN-GP © Succession Picasso, 2017
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Picasso for Musée Granet Summer Show

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Picasso’s work has been chosen to be the co-subject of the summer show at Aix’s Musée Granet. ‘Picasso/Picabia’ begins on at the Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence on June 9th and runs through to 23rd September.  It promises to be an intriguing juxtaposition of two very different artists working in …

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Pablo Picasso Château de Vauvenargues @PerfProvence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceGinger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & Culture

Discover Artist Pablo Picasso’s Final Resting Place in Provence

Article was previously published on Ginger and Nutmeg: The Château is certainly iconic in Vauvenargues a small village of barely 1000 people. Pablo Picasso loved the place for the isolation that it provided for his work. After his death, Jacqueline proposed that the castle become a museum, the village never approved …

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André Maire Art Exhibit Musée Regards de Provence
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New Art Exhibition at Musée Regards de Provence in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: I have to hand it to the Musée Regards de Provence who seem to keep finding interesting local artists to introduce to us all. This time it is André Maire (1898-1984) who was an inveterate traveller. He was very curious about people, civilisations and religions, …

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Pablo Picasso Mediterranée
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Pablo Picasso Mediterranée Programme Upcoming Exhibitions

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This is a huge celebration of the linkages between Pablo Picasso and the Mediterranean region with exhibitions already organised in Naples, Rabat, Malaga, Perpignan, Venice, and lots in the pipeline. Here in Provence, these are the forthcoming exhibitions in the programme: Picasso et Maitres Espagnol Carrieres …

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Jacqueline Bircard Artist Exhibition Lourmarin
Artists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: 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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Matisse in Studio
Artists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMargo Lestz

The Artist and His Objects: Matisse in His Studio

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: I’ve just been to a wonderful exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. It was called Matisse in the Studio, and it shows how the objects that Matisse surrounded himself with appeared in his art. Henri Matisse was a collector: He had an array …

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Nicolas de Stael Menerbes view Opede le Vieux
Artists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Who was Artist Nicolas de Staël and his Connection to Le Castellet in Ménerbes

One trail always leads to another…and so my discovery that the cookery writer Elizabeth David lived for some months in a large house in Ménerbes far more associated with another famous name from the 1950s inevitably made me want out find out more about the artist Nicolas de Staël. Who …

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Ateliers Fourwinds Aureille
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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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