The stunning colours and quality of light of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region have seduced the globe’s greatest artists for many generations, fostering a fertile hub of inspiration and creation. From Arles to Monaco, discover our 27 foremost modern and contemporary art collections showcased in exceptional, historic, visionary and always-unexpected locations. From Land Art to painting sculpture, photography and design, climb aboard for a voyage into unique and captivating worlds of art…
PICASSO AND THE CÔTE D'AZUR
The father of Cubism and an artistic genius, Pablo Picasso has handed down a magnificent legacy to the art world. Set on the Côte d’Azur – his spiritual home – the Picasso Museum in Antibes and Pablo Picasso National Museum in Vallauris unveil the infinite riches of the artist's world.
FERNAND LÉGER: BREAKING THE CODES
The Fernand Léger National Museum in Biot houses the world's largest collection of works by Fernand Léger - paintings, sculptures, mosaics and ceramics - and unveils the creative power of this avant-garde modern artist. Fascinated by industrial civilisation, his greatest source of inspiration was everyday life.
BERNAR VENET, MINIMALIST AND CONCEPTUAL CREATION
One of the world's most-shown contemporary artists, famed for his monumental sculptures, Bernar Venet created the Venet Foundation in Le Muy, near Saint-Tropez, in 2014, exhibiting works by Venet and fellow American avant-garde minimalist, conceptual artists in a timeless setting.
FROM POP ART TO NARRATIVE FIGURATION
The Carmignac Foundation, Nice Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Toulon Art Museum, Marseille Museum of Contemporary Art, Villa Tamaris and Musée Estrine in Arles… Welcome aboard for a voyage into the art movements that marked history from the Fifties to current day: Pop Art, New Realism and Narrative Figuration.
VOYAGE INTO THE SURREALIST AND AVANT-GARDE MOVEMENTS
The Musée Cantini in Marseille, Villa Noailles in Hyères and Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence testify to the exciting creativity of the 20th century art movements that defied established rules and turned art into a playground free of constraints.
LAND ART: CONTEMPORARY ART IN THE GREATOUTDOORS
The Land Art movement emerged in the Sixties and celebrates the beauty of nature. Head to the Musée Gassendi and CAIRN Centre d'Art in Digne-les-Bains to immerse yourself in these majestic, open-air contemporary creations. Standing in virgin countryside, each tells a story of places and people...
CONTEMPORARY ART IN PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR
Constantly challenging and reassessing society today, contemporary art also offers us a window onto the world of tomorrow... Welcome to an offbeat, original and provocative world of contemporary art in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, from Toulon to Marseille, Arles and Saint-Paul-de-Vence.