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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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Jill Steenhuis #Provence #Artist
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Jill Steenhuis Shares Her Perfectly Provence

We asked artist Jill Steenhuis to share her definition of Perfectly Provence. You can read more about Jill’s background, her connection with Cezanne’s Chateau Noir and her workshops. Explore Provence It depends on the person and their personal interests. It would be pointless to show someone Chateau Noir if they …

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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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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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Roussillon: For Art and Authors

By Deborah The red hills of Roussillon appear seemingly from nowhere as you ride along the winding road of the Luberon. Once you see it clearly, you know this tiny village is special. “How is it possible that so much red is in one place?” you say to yourself. The …

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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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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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New Cézanne Drawings

By aixcentric The art world in the US is a-buzz with the discovery of a Cezanne drawing and a watercolour hidden away at the back of two pictures in the Barnes collection in Philadelphia. The drawing illustrated here is, I’m sure, the side view of Jas de Bouffan with the …

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Jill Steenhuis at easel #Artist #Provence
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Cezanne’s Provence Painted by Artist Jill Steenhuis Part 3

This is the third Perfectly Provence article on American artist Jill Steenhuis – you can read more on her background here and here. In this post learn about Cezanne’s artistic approach and one of his favourite spots Château Noir from Jill. Several things I learned from the Marchutz School that …

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