MACM in #Mougins @MACMougins @Aixcentric
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An Unmissable New Museum in Mougins

Mougins is a picture-perfect centuries-old hilltop village. Constructed like a spiral with ancient passageways lined with stone houses, it is now a magnet for craftspeople, artists and high-class restaurateurs. But there’s an additional reason for visiting the village and that’s the Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins. Continue reading here to …

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AixcentricExploreWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Two New Art Exhibitions in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: December 3rd was the launch of a show of illustrations by the amazingly talented René Gruau who worked for major fashion and style publications during his long and creative life. There was a big expo of his work in London a couple of years ago and …

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Fondation Maeght – Art in Action @Aixcentric
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Fondation Maeght – Art in Action

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: What is it? The Foundation owns one of the largest collections of paintings, sculptures and graphic works of the 20th century in Europe as well as showing contemporary artists’ work…and it’s just a 2 hour drive from Aix. Who were the Maeghts?Aimé and Marguerite Maeght who …

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Artist home near Uzes @bfblogger2015
Artists Inspired by ProvenceBarefoot BloggerInspire

Inside A French Artist’s Home

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Each time I begin a blog post, it seems to start off with “One of my favourite things in France is ….” Sorry about that, but every day, every experience in this wonderful new world of mine seems to be better than the last. …

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ABCs of Street Art in Provence and Around the World

Nutmeg has long held a fascination for street art and its covert, daring, brash, temporary, loud, in-your-face style of self-expression. So far removed from stuffy galleries and permanent, curated collections. Nutmeg compiled an ABC list of street art terms in order to understand this open-air pursuit and top places for …

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Chiara OrlandiInspireProvencal History & Traditions

The Blue Chair: Symbol of Nice

Like theTour Eiffel of Paris or the Big Ben of London, La chaise bleue has long been considered the symbol of Nice. The iconic chairs, as blue as the rippling Bay of Angels they overlook, are wedged in rows of 20 along the famous Promenade des Anglais. While in winter …

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Grand Pensif #Antibes @AccessRiviera
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Nicolas Lavarenne – À ciel ouvert – Antibes

From 19 June until 18 September 2016, Old Town Antibes (Vieil Antibes) will welcome 19 bronze sculptures from Niçois artist Nicolas Lavarenne. Lavarenne has exhibited in the region at St Paul de Vence, Château de la Napoule in Mandelieu, Menton and Roure with other works also displayed in New York, …

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Artists Inspired by ProvenceAshley TinkerInspire

Artist at the Market: Grigore Dontu

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: My favourite painter that sells in Provençal markets is undoubtedly Grigore Dontu. This handsome Moldovian is a little camera shy (the mysterious silent type); however, since I see him so often (as I wander the markets so often) we’ve come to know each other. …

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Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Let Out Your Inner Artist in Provence

Inspired by the scenery to let out your inner artist the Ateliers Fourwinds Artist Retreat located just outside of Aureille it is a perfect venue for aspiring artists of all types. Or perhaps your inner artist could gain inspiration from American artist Jill Steenhuis who now paints Cezannes Provence. You can …

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Van Gogh en Provence – on show in Arles

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Van Gogh was so incredibly productive that, while in Arles and in Saint-Remy, he produced some 500 works; so it’s always seemed sad that there was, until recently, only one of his paintings in Provence (in Avignon). Two more have arrived (one in Aix and …

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