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
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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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Porquerolles Fondation Carmignac Modern Art Porquerolles
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Foundation Carmignac Modern Art Another Reason to Visit Porquerolles

The Foundation Carmignac opened to the public on June 1st. This display of modern art is in a vast (1500 sqm) gallery inside a Provencal villa on the beautiful island of Porquerolles. Financier Edouard Carmignac has put the collection together. It includes works from the American Pop Art School, among …

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Dutch-Sculptor-Gabriël-Sterk-Pablo-Picasso-Mougins
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Visit to Mougins Picasso Statue by Dutch Sculptor Gabriël Sterk

The Paul Cézanne statue at the Rotonde in Aix is the work of Dutch sculptor Gabriël Sterk who not only produced it but also organized 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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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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