Virginia Johnson's Travels French Riviera
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Virginia Johnson’s Travels Through the French Riviera

French Riviera an Artistic Book Whether you have been to the French Riviera countless times or have always dreamed of the place, Virginia Johnson’s “Travels Through the French Riviera” is an insider’s guide from an artist’s perspective. Johnson is a Canadian designer and illustrator, and her book is a compilation …

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Holidays Painting Provence Tessa Barker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Creative Holidays Painting Provence with Tessa Baker

An Artist in Provence Born in London, Tessa Baker’s spent her early years in the English countryside. Her creative education included Chelsea School of Art, and later at Slade School of Fine Arts. Baker also studied culinary arts in Switzerland. Fast forward, she has painted for over 30 years, and …

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Antibes Dress Shopping Art Choisy La Galerie
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Antibes Dress Shopping and Wearable Art at Choisy La Galerie

Everything on Solde My intention upon arrival in Antibes was to go for a pre-dinner stroll around the old streets and reacquaint myself with this pretty seaside city. However, the SOLDES signs and air-conditioned shops beckoned. Clothing shopping was not the plan, but I have to admit I was fascinated …

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Christian Lacroix Mirabilis
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Art in Avignon: Christian Lacroix Show Promises to be Mirabilis

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: French fashion designer Christian Lacroix can be relied on to bring a stylish rather Baroque flourish to everything he does. A proud Arlésien, he has transitioned to Avignon to curate their new show, Mirabilis, for which he has chosen 350 to 400 works, documents and …

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Burrell Collection Musée Cantini Marseille
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Visit Glasgow’s Burrell Collection on Display the Musée Cantini, Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Musée Cantini has recently re-opened and is hosting an exhibition of paintings from Glasgow’s Burrell Collection, itself now closed for renovation. Sir William Burrell, a member of a wealthy Scottish ship-building family, was an avid collector of art, and amassed 9000 items which he donated …

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Contemporary Artist Ai Weiwei
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Contemporary Artist Ai Weiwei Show at MuCEM in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Ai Weiwei and Marseille This is a highly political show – highly personal too. Much is about the artist’s relationship with his father (Ai Qing) whose ship from Shanghai back in 1929 docked right next to where MuCEM is today. Indeed it was France that inspired …

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Book Art South France
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book Review: Art in the South of France, The Inside Story

Aixcentric is the name of Lynne Alderson’s blog, an online resource for anyone looking for current events in the Aix-en-Provence area. The blog was “born” out of Alderson’s frustration regarding discovering details about interesting happenings…just a little too late. Her second book “Art in the South of France, The Inside …

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Bastide Rose Le Thor
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Explore Sculptures of Amour Love at Bastide Rose in Le Thor

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Bastide Rose is the beautiful honey-coloured home of Poppy Salinger who was married to JFK’s press secretary, journalist and writer Pierre Salinger. It stands by the translucent river Sorgue and is the setting for an annual sculpture show. This year, its theme is Amour, in …

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NG Art Creative Residency- megan flowers
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

NG Art Creative Residency Where Artists are Gathering Creative Inspiration in the Alpilles

NG Art Creative Residency Nicky Ginsberg has been engrossed in the world of art and emerging artistic talent for over 30 years. Born in the United Kingdom, Ginsberg ended up in Sydney, Australia after a stint in France. Over that period, her art history background, understanding of the commercial aspects …

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Artist Nicolas De Stael Hotel de Caumont Aix-en-Provence
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Hotel de Caumont: Artist Nicolas De Stael in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Hotel de Caumont has been open for 5 years now as an arts centre, and this current exhibition,’ Nicolas de Stael in Provence’ has to be the best I have seen here. It focuses on the short time this interesting painter spent in Provence, July 1953-June …

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