Lavender fields, hilltop villages and spectacular rocky fjords, rosé wine and bouillabaisse, Cézanne and Van Gogh, cutting edge rap and hip-hop music, Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, pétanque, scuba diving and Olympique de Marseille: Provence is a vibrant mix of romantic tradition and surprising, fast-changing modernity. This is an insider's guide to the best of it, from a professional journalist living there.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
The Changing Faces of Modern Art
This is Marseille's big show of the late winter / early spring - in fact it's the city's most ambitious show of the year. Visages: Picasso, Magritte, Warhol... (Faces: Picasso, Magritte, Warhol...)
traces the representation of the human face in art from the early 20th
century to the present day through 150 works by 97 leading artists, also
including Munch, Grosz, Giacometti, Bonnard and Bacon. The show opens tomorrow (21 February), but we got a preview yesterday at the press show and here's our report: click here to read more