Between art & commerce

Visitors are always assured of a warm and friendly welcome from gallery director Damien Simonelli, who has worked at Opera Gallery for many years. Simonelli talks to Riviera Insider aboute the Opera Galley’s history and business model.Read more

En plein air: Sisley, the Impressionist

The new exhibition — Sisley, l’Impressionniste — at the Hôtel de Caumont in Aix-en-Provence provides sixty canvases by the artist for our consideration. This is the first exhibition dedicated to the artist in France since 2002 and the works have been carefully chosen by independent curator and expert Maryanne Stevens. What makes this exhibition particularly interesting is that the pictures have been brought together from all over the world, including many pieces from private collections that are previously unseen.Read more

MAMAC’s summer exhibition: making the modern marvellous

Contemporary art gallery MAMAC on Place Yves Klein is honouring Nice’s heritage in a summer exhibition directed by Jean-Jaques Aillagon and run in conjunction with the famous Centre Pompidou, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Paris.Read more

A little Picasso, anyone?

From Chagall and Botero to up-and-coming artists, this gallery tucked away in the principality quickens the pulse of every art collector.Read more

Georges Braque & Henri Laurens at the Musée Annonciade

The summer exhibition at Saint Tropez’s Musée Annonciade celebrates the works and lives of two the 20th century’s greatest French artists: Georges Braque (1882-1963) and Henri Laurens (1885-1954).Read more

A summer in Monaco: from Impressionism to modern art

From 17th July to 1st September, Monaco will showcase an exclusive selection of Impressionist and modern art masterpieces in the newly opened venue of the Moretti Gallery. The establishment has collaborated with the art specialists, the Simon Dickinson Gallery in London, to present the A Summer in Monaco: From Impressionism to Modern Art.Read more

Meet the artistic director of the Nuits Musicales du Suquet: Misha Katz

The Nuits Musicales du Suquet has picked the remarkable talents of Russian born musician Misha Katz for the coveted position of artistic director of the musical festival in Cannes, which is to be held from 19th to 23rd July.Read more

Bernar Venet: from sculptor to curator

Established as a foundation by conceptual artist Bernar Venet in 2014, the sculpture park in Le Muy is the result of a life’s work and is a haven for those who love contemporary art and sculpture. The collection reads like a ‘who’s who’ of modern talent and our handsome host himself is one of France’s most important living sculptors.Read more

Enter the Forbidden City

In China, power was not formed with words like at the Greek agora, the Roman forum or in Western democracy… In China, power was formed with the brush.Read more

Exhibition: Alexandre Evariste Fragonard

Fragonard is a well-known name in Grasse — if not the most famous — and everyone will recognise it as a prestigious perfumer brand in the region. But not all know that the family name goes back to the city’s celebrated son, artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard. A painter and sketcher who was born in Grasse in 1732, Jean-Honoré was one of the most important artists in 18th century France and he is revered in his hometown even though he only spent a few years there.Read more

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