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Even today’s deluge couldn’t spoil the Mediterranean sunshine emanating from the paintings on show at the Palais des Arts.

‘Louis Valtat & ses contemporains’  brings together 90 works by artists working in Provence/Cote d’Azur at the turn of last century. Influence by the Fauves and the Nabis, they embraced all the colours of their palettes and turned out portraits, local landscapes and seascapes, pictures of flowers and fruit, and especially the red rocks of the Esterel and Agay.  The Fondation Regards de Provence, housed in the old municipal archives, will be showing the works until 19th February.

While there, I learned that the collection will be moving to a renovated and extended building down in the docks area, next to the Cathédrale de la Major.  The new space will allow them to hold 4 temporary exhibitions at the same time as showing their permanent collection; and of course instead of being tucked away at the bottom of the cours Julien, they will be in prime position for all the tourists coming off cruise ships and the visitors for the year of culture. 

  It’s great news for the gallery to have such a good space to move to – but somehow I will miss the old empty wooden shelves in the current quirky museum.

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