So many artists have been inspired by the light in Provence.
During the Middle Ages the Schools of Avignon and Nice were flourishing. Puget was known as the Michelangelo of Provence in the 17th century. In the 18th century, Fragonard filled his paintings with the flowers of Grasse. Some of the most important painters from the 19th and 20th centuries were drawn to the region to capture the colours of the land and seascapes. From Monet, Cézanne and Renoir, Bonnard, Signac and Dufy to Matisse, Chagall, Picasso and Cocteau, the list of artists is outstanding.
In small galleries and important museums, the importance of art continues.
On each of her guided exhibition visits – whether of famous or lesser known artists – Alaleh offers to introduce you to a particular practice of Art. A long time professional artist herself, it may be an opportunity for some art lovers and amateurs to discover the hows and whys of Art from inside the artists’ minds.
For her first Art Walk Alaleh plans to take you to the Fondation Maeght in St Paul de Vence to see the contemporary Korean artist Lee Bae’s exhibition Plus de lumière. After the visit, the group will be free to browse through some of the Fondation’s collection or the shop for a moment – after which we will pursue our discussion at the outside café over a tea, coffee or soft drink.
Cost for the visit including one drink is €15.
Meeting on Friday 1 June at 14.30 at the gate of Fondation Maeght in St Paul de Vence.
Specifying your car sharing possibilities or your interest in a ride with a rented van, please contact Alaleh (with your name, mobile number and email) by 7 May for booking before sending cheque payable to IWCR.
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