From Mouans-Sartoux to Monaco via Antibes, Nice or Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the region is full of artistic surprises hidden here and there waiting for you…
The Muy Art Space, “Le domaine du Muy”
The “domaine du Muy” is a space dedicated to art.
In 2014, Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand and his son Edward have the idea of a place in nature in order to expose sculptures. The Muy Space has been opened in 2015 with a parcours of about 40 contemporary artists’ artworks from different generation and artistic movement.
The Muy Space exist and evolve according to the renewal and the durability of artworks and projects. Some are made by artist like Claudia Comte or Roman Signer.
This space for exhibition of contemporary art sculptures is a wonderful place to see.
Mouans-Sartoux and Biot
Art Concret Museum – Fernand Léger Museum.
At the heart of nature, the Concret art museum and the Fernand Léger museum let you discover the artists works.
The Art Concret Museum is located in the garden of the Mouans Castle. It was Sybil Albers and Gottfried Honegger who wanted to give access to the public. The purpose is to sensibilise the public to the art.
The museum is created with reference to the concrete art, “Concrete and no abstract paintings because nothing is more concret or more real than a line, a color or an area” according to Theo Van Doesburg.
The Albers-Honegger donation propose 621 artworks. It is made of artworks given by Gottfried Honegger and Sybil Albers to the French State, then artworks given by Aurélie Nemours, Gilbert Brownstone and other artists.
The Fernand Léger Museum has dedicated its facade to the mosaic artwork of the artist and present his artworks and his cubic research.
The museum is one of the most important mono graphical museum dedicated to a modern artist and it is thanks to the regular coming of Fernand Léger from 1949 that the museum exists nowadays.
To illustrate the rigor and the rigorous and the multidisciplinary work method of the artist, the museum has an important number of artworks with different techniques. They are exposed during temporary exhibitions because they are too delicate to be exposed permanently.
Visiting Antibes is visiting the old town, the Picasso Museum in the rampart and so many other surprises…
The Picasso Museum and the artworks of the town
Located in the Grimaldi Castle of Antibes, the Picasso Museum gathered 245 artworks of Picasso but also paintings by Nicolas de Staël, Fernand Léger or Hans Hartung, engraving by Paul Leuquet and sculptures by Germaine Richier and Joan Miró.
Picasso spend a lot of time in Antibes and in 1946, he leaves for the city of Antibes, 23 paintings and 44 drawings such as La Joie de vivre, Satyre, Faune et centaure au trident, Le Gobeur d’oursins, La Femme aux oursins, Nature morte à la chouette et aux trois oursins, La Chèvre…
Then, artworks of Nicolas de Staël are exposed in the museum.
Finally, artists such as Hans Hartung and Anna-Eva Bergman exposed their artworks and a collection of modern art starts with other artists: Arman, Atlan, Balthus, Ben, Bioules, Bloch, Buraglio, Bury, Calder, Cane, Castellas, César, Chillida, Clavé, Combas, Corneille, Crotti, Debré, Dezeuze, Ernst, Gleizes, Goetz, Hantaï, Hartung, Jaccard, Klein, Leppien, Magnelli, Malaval, Mansouroff, Mathieu, Meurice, Modigliani, Music, Picabia, Pincemin, Raynaud, Raysse, Sarkis, Spoerri, Viallat…
The city of Antibes and the old town
In the old town of Antibes you will see the beauty of the city.
Enjoy a walk through the little streets and places…
Then you will see the ramparts with the Picasso Museum and the sea.
Discover the splendid palace called Ephrussi de Rothschild villa, or the Santo Sospir villa, decorated by fresco made by Jean Cocteau when he spent time there.
The Ephrussi de Rothschild villa is one of the most beautiful palace in the Renaissance style of the area and gathered an artwork collection and marvellous gardens.
You will see the chambers of Béatrice, the reception spaces and a porcelain collection. It is also an opportunity to have a walk in the gardens surroundings the house.
The Santo Sospir villa give the visitor an intimate walk through fresco. Indeed, Jean Cocteau painted on the wall of the house, since that the house is called the “tattooed house”. In fact, Cocteau once said: “it was not the point to paint the wall, I have to draw on their skin, that is why I have painted fresco with as few colors as used for tattoo. Santo Sospir is a tattooed house.”
In Menton, every year, the sun makes possible a great cultivation of orange trees, citrus trees, palm trees or mimosas… It creates gardens as amazing as the next.
Have also a walk on the front sea and visit the Cocteau Museum which has the most important collection of international and public ressources of artworks made by Cocteau.
From 05/20/2017 to 10/09/2017, you will see a temporary exhibition dedicated to Raoul Dufy. The collection explore theme like regatta, horse-racing, party, setting, landscape, flowers and so much more on varied media such as paintings, watercolors, drawings, wood engraving or sketch for printed fabric for the collaboration with the dressmaker and avant-gardist Paul Poiret and the house Bianchini-Férier. So, almost 300 artworks of the artist are exposed.
Come see Monaco and visit the Paloma villa which is one of the beautiful house of principality or visit the Sauber Villa which is one of the last Belle Epoque house in Monaco and enjoy a ramble on the Grimaldi Forum.
The Paloma villa and the Sauber villa are dedicated to artwork exhibitions and want to promote contemporary art via temporary exhibitions. They are part of the New National Museum of Monaco.
The New National Museum of Monaco propose many temporary exhibitions every years. The main topics are “Art and territory” in the Paloma Villa and “Art and territory” in the Sauber Villa.