Outside the walls “Lands Provence”, Maison Blanche, Marseille

Verdilhan L.M. Cheval noir sur la place de Trets

From September 24 to October 13, 2022, in partnership with the City of Marseille and the Town Hall of the 9th and 10th arrondissements, the Regards de Provence Museum is honoring "Terres de Provence" as part of Culture Week Provencal. This exhibition, of which all the works come from the collection of the Regards de Provence Museum, brings together more than 20 paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. It offers a journey through time through the Provençal countryside and highlights Jean Giono's native country through the beauty and realism of the works of painters from the École des Paysagistes de Marseille.

The landscape took a capital part in the plastic revolution of the XIXcentury and nature in Provence was a stimulating element to the genius of Cézanne (problem of form) and Vincent Van Gogh (color vector of ‘emotion). Since the middle of the 19th century, the South has been a fashionable destination. Marseille, the Bouches du Rhône, the Alpes de Hautes Provence, the Var, the Vaucluse and the Côte d’Azur. Their countryside, their emblematic villages, the southern coast and the scenes of local life are so many places and atmospheres which fascinate by their particularities, their lights, their colors, with the joy, the sympathy of the accent of the inhabitants who animate.

The craze for nature has generated an abundant pictorial focus, of great sensitivity and strongly rooted in heritage. The artists translate what they experience, attesting to the beauty and diversity of the territory, each experimenting with their pictorial practice, whether academic, impressionist or post-impressionist, symbolist, fauvist, resulting in a spontaneous, clear painting and bright.

From September 24 to October 13, 2022, Town Hall Maison Blanche, 15 Boulevard Paul Claudel, 13009 Marseille
Open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. free admission

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