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Visit to Mougins Picasso Statue by Dutch Sculptor Gabriël Sterk

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Cézanne statue at the Rotonde in Aix is the work of Dutch sculptor Gabriël Sterk who not only produced it but also organised its funding: when I interviewed him at the time, he explained that he had recently moved to the town and couldn’t understand why there was …

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Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Atelier de Couleurs Workshop in Menerbes Where Period Furniture Gets a New Look

Artistic Menerbes Once you have visited the hilltop village of Menerbes, it is easy to understand why the Luberon and this town has enchanted so many. The charming main street compels you to pause and wander through an art gallery, or have a drink at one of the restaurants, particularly …

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Ai Weiwei Show MuCEM Marseille
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Ai Weiwei Show Starts in June at MuCEM in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Just announced, an exhibition of the work of Ai Weiwei, opening at MuCEM on June 20th in Marseille. Having seen his show at the Royal Academy in London last year, I expect it will be stimulating and baffling…but unmissable.  According to MuCEM, they will be adding …

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Book Art in the South of France- The Inside Story
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A New Book, Art in the South of France: The Inside Story

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: My new book “Art in the South of France: The Inside Story” is being launched this week. It is a journey across from ancient sun-drenched Arles through Saint-Tropez and Saint Paul-de-Vence to the Italianate beauty of Menton, following the artists who flocked south to the area …

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Historic Musée Renoir Cagnes-sur-Mer
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Plan on Visiting the Musée Renoir at Cagnes-sur-Mer

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It was Renoir’s birthday on February 25th, which has prompted me to write a little about his final home at Cagnes-sur-Mer, now the Musée Renoir. It’s easily do-able from Aix and a must once this wave of cold weather has ended. A sunny day is ideal as …

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Picasso Provence Exhibits
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There are Plenty of Picasso in Provence Exhibits on Right Now

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Two exhibitions are now open in Marseille, both dedicated to Picasso, as part of the ‘Picasso-Méditerranée 2017-2019′ cultural programme. (These join the other Picasso-orientated shows which I list further down this post.) ‘Picasso et Les Ballets Russes, entre Italie et Espagne’ focuses on four productions …

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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
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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
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

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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