Monday, September 17, 2007
St.Paul de Vence is a picturesque 'village perché' between Nice & Cannes. On the outskirts of the village, hidden amongst woodland, lies the Fondation Maeght. It holds a collection of modern & contemporary art by artists such as Miro, Giacometti, Chagall & Braque. The Maeght family created the Fondation as a kind of refuge for these artists & hosted visitors like Duke Ellington, Simone Signoret, Ella Fitzgerald, Fernand Leger.
The gardens are interesting to explore.
I drew the weird sculpture dotted around the garden.
The gallery contains a great collection of art journal 'Derrier le Miroir'. Check out some of those cover artists - Miro, Bacon, Steinberg, Kandinsky . . .
Duke Ellington & Joan Miro.
Miro at work.